Dr. Shannon Dudley
Shannon Dudley is Associate Professor of Ethnomusicology at the University of Washington, Seattle, where he teaches both graduate and undergraduate courses and directs the UW steelband. He is the author of Carnival Music in Trinidad (Oxford University Press 2004), Music From Behind the Bridge (Oxford 2008), and numerous articles about Caribbean music.
Dudley is also the curator of the museum exhibit and website, American Sabor: Latinos in U.S. Popular Music, which opened at the Experience Music Project in 2007 and continues to tour the country with the support of the Smithsonian Institution Traveling Exhibit Service (SITES). Currently Professor Dudley is finishing the manuscript for a book version of American Sabor: Latinos in U.S. Popular Music, under contract with University of Texas Press. Another ongoing research and book project he is developing is a “musical geography” of Santurce, Puerto Rico, exploring the ways local communities have interacted with and shaped international music trends.