Musicologist Joanna Demers awarded research scholarship

USC Thornton Musicology faculty member Joanna Demers has received an Advancing Scholarship in the Humanities and Social Sciences research grant from the University of Southern California Provost’s Office. The grant was awarded in acknowledgement of her forthcoming book, Musical Fictions: Conditions for the Possibility of Popular Music.

Demers’ research covers popular and experimental music, philosophy, and aesthetics. She previously published Listening Through the Noise: The Aesthetics of Experimental Electronic Music, Steal This Music: How Intellectual Property Law Affects Musical Creativity, and Drone and Apocalypse: An Exhibit Catalog for the End of the World. Demers has also received research support from the American Association for University Women, the German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD) and the Joseph Kerman Fund of the American Musicological Society.