Michael Silvers

Lecturer (Fall, 2012, Music of Latin America: Latin South America)
Music of Brazil; Latin American rural musics; ecomusicology; acoustemology; music industries; music and gender/sexuality
Ph.D. Ethnomusicology, UCLA; M.M. Musicology, University of Arizona; B.A. Music, Bates College

Michael Silvers conducts research on the musical traditions of northeastern Brazil, with an interest in music and the natural environment, migration, rurality, place, gender and sexuality, globalization, and capitalism. His writing has appeared in the journals Vibrant: Virtual Brazilian Anthropology and the Yearbook for Traditional Music, and he has presented at regional, national, and international conferences and symposia. He is also a member of the editorial board of the Ecomusicology Newsletter.