Aleysia Whitmore

Aleysia Kristine Whitmore

Assistant Professor

What I do

Assistant Professor, Ethnomusicology

Specialization(s)

ethnomusicology

Professional Biography

Aleysia K. Whitmore is an Assistant Professor of Ethnomusicology and the Faculty Affiliate for The Spirituals Project at the Lamont School of Music, University of Denver. Her research focuses on the world music industry, globalization, and cultural policy. Her forthcoming book, World Music and the Black Atlantic (Oxford University Press 2020), analyzes how musicians, industry actors, and audiences create, promote, and consume West African and Cuban musics in the world music industry. Her current book project,Sounds of a Porte Ouverte, examines how cultural policies engage with cultural diversity in southeastern France. She has taught popular music, world music, and classical music courses at Brown University, Boston College, the University of Miami, and the University of Colorado Denver. She holds a BMus from the University of Toronto and AM and PhD degrees in ethnomusicology from Brown University.