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Revell Carr

Revell Carr, Assistant Professor of Ethnomusicology, holds a BA (creative writing) from Hamilton College, an MA (folklore) from the University of Oregon, and a PhD (ethnomusicology) from the University of California, Santa Barbara. He teaches courses in American vernacular music, and music of the non-Western world. Carr's research focuses on cross-cultural musical interactions, and the importance of maritime travel and commerce in the development of hybrid music and dance genres around the world. He has conducted research on the music of seafaring communities in Hawai'i, the West Indes, Norway, New England, California and the Pacific Northwest. He has also worked as an educator at several major maritime museums, including Mystic Seaport Museum and the San Francisco Maritime National Historical Park. Carr has published in the Journal of American Folklore, The Oxford Encyclopedia of Maritime History, The Enjoyment of Music, and Voices: The Journal of New York Folklore, and he has presented his work at the conferences of the Society for Ethnomusicology, the American Studies Association, the American Folklore Society, the Southwest Popular Culture Association, and the International Council for Traditional Music.