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Jan 19 2022

Ethnomusicology Outside Academia: Paths for Applied Practice


Lecture by Logan Elizabeth Clark, Ph.D.
Executive Assistant at Smithsonian Folkways Recordings

The topics studied and skills acquired in a Ph.D. program are often cultivated for continuation in an academic research and teaching arena. However, they are also highly transferrable to fulfilling careers outside of academia. As the Executive Assistant for Smithsonian Folkways Recordings, Logan Clark works on an array of projects that engage research, writing, teaching, and administrative skills on a daily basis. From grant applications to album production to online education design, the list of projects in a non-profit administration setting varies considerably and allows for a certain amount of self-design. She will talk about what skills and training outside of the Ph.D. program gave her the advantage in the applicant pool, some of the specific projects she is working on with Smithsonian Folkways Recordings, and how she continues research and writing both in a work setting and on her own time.

Logan Elizabeth Clark is the Executive Assistant at Smithsonian Folkways Recordings. She received her Ph.D. in Ethnomusicology from UCLA in 2017 with her dissertation Mayan Marimba and the Musical Production of Place in a Transnational Migrant Community and has published articles on Intangible Cultural Heritage safeguarding of Guatemalan dances.

Part of the Nazir Ali Jairazbhoy Colloquium Series, this event is sponsored by The UCLA Herb Alpert School of Music Department of Ethnomusicology, with support from the Dean of the UCLA Herb Alpert School of Music.

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