John Fenn

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John
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Fenn
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As an assistant professor in the Arts and Administration Program at the University of Oregon, I am responsible for coordinating the Media Management area of concentration within our Master's degree. As such I teach courses on various aspects of media, culture, and arts programming/management.

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John Fenn is an Assistant Professor in the Arts and Administration Program at the University of Oregon's School of Architecture and the Allied Arts. He coordinates the Media Management area of concentration for the Master’s degree offered by the program. He holds a Ph.D. in Folklore and Ethnomusicology from Indiana University (2004), and has conducted field research on popular music and youth identity (Malawi); folks arts & material culture (southern Indiana, the Pacific Northwest); and the cultural history of African American communities in Eugene/Springfield. He has also explored the intellectual history of public sector ethnomusicology, primarily via the commercial recordings released on Folkways by Laura Boulton. Current research projects include work with boutique effects pedals, as well as ethnographic work in Beijing with experimental musicians as part of the ChinaVine project (http://chinavine.org).

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