Tuesday, Oct. 23 @4pm: Amber Clifford-Napoleone, “Queering Kansas City Jazz: Gender, Performance, and the History of a Scene” (The Lecture Hall, Doudna FAC)
Anthropologist and ethnomusicologist Amber Clifford-Napoleone (University of Central Missouri) will syncopate between ethnomusicology, anthropology, jazz, history, gender, and sexuality in a talk drawn from her latest book Queering Kansas City Jazz (U Nebraska, 2018).
Amber R. Clifford-Napoleone (she/her/hers) is a scholar of popular music, gender, and queer sexuality. She holds graduate degrees in museum science, history, and a Ph.D. in American Studies from the University of Kansas. Dr. Clifford-Napoleone specializes in the study of queer identities in popular music spaces, and has written two books: Queerness in Heavy Metal (Routledge, 2015) and Queering Kansas City Jazz (U Nebraska, 2018). She is currently Associate Professor of Anthropology and Director of the McClure Archives and University Museum at the University of Central Missouri. She resides on a farm in rural Missouri with her wife Tara, their animals, and way too many books.
Co-sponsored by the Redden Foundation, the Department of Sociology, Anthropology, and Criminology, the Center for the Humanities, and the Women’s, Gender, and Sexuality Studies Program.