Anna Szemere

Visiting Professor

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Born and reared in Budapest and having worked at the Institute for Musicology of the Hungarian Academy of Sciences, Anna moved to the United States and obtained her doctorate in Sociology at the University of California, San Diego (UCSD). She was a Research Fellow at the UC Humanities Research Institute in Irvine (1994), a recipient of the Mellon Postdoctoral Fellowship with the New School  in New York (1998) and a postdoc with ACLS (American Council of Learned Societies, 1999) . She is a cultural sociologist with an ethnographic and textual interest in popular culture, the sociology of music, youth, gender and ethnicity and socialist/postsocialist studies.. She has taught in universities and liberal art colleges across the United States (UCSD, Emory University, Washington State University, Lewis and Clark College),  Canada (Royal Roads University), and Hungary (ELTE, CEU) and worked as an adult educator at the Melton School of Jewish Studies (Portland, Oregon) She has authored the book (Up from the Underground, 2001), numerous book chapters and journal articles for periodicals including the Critical Studies in Communication, Popular Music, ArtMargins, Slavic Review, , the Journal of Celebrity Studies, Beitrage zur Musikwissenschaft. Anna has served as journal editor to Popular Music and was among the founding members of  the International Association for the Study of Popular Music.