Lydia Barrett is in the PhD program in cross-cultural musicology. Originally from South Carolina, Lydia studied vocal performance and music history before they took a break from music to join the US Peace Corps and teach English for two years in the Borgou region of northern Benin -- where there was, of course, plenty of music! Their research interests include gender dynamics in trans-Saharan musical communities, nationalism and identity in the African postcolony, and the best way to replace eggs in baking.
Gender and music migration across the Sahara
“Singing during Premenstruation: A Guide,” in Cursed?: Biologic and Cultural Aspects of the Menstrual Cycle and Menstruation, 213-224. ed. Elizabeth Bertone-Johnson. Nova Science Pub Inc. 2018.
2023 CITL Teaching Pedagogy Fellowship
Global musical communities
Gender and music
Music and locality