Emily J. McManus

Faculty Profiles

Emily J. McManus

Assistant Professor
Music

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Education 

PhD, University of Minnesota Twin Cities
MA, University of Minnesota Twin Cities
BM, University of Wyoming

Research Interests 

  • Argentine Tango communities in the United States
  • Latin American music and dance
  • Embodiment and performativity
  • Gender and sexuality

Courses Recently Taught 

  • MUS 242: American popular music
  • MUS 271: Music history I: antiquity-1750
  • MUS 272: Music history II: 1750-present
  • MUS 275: Global music
  • MUS 341: Latin American music

Creative and Scholarly Work 

  • “The Tango in Translation: Intertextuality, Filmic Representation, and Performing Argentine Tango in the United States.” TranscUltural: A Journal of Translation and Cultural Studies, Vol 5.1-2 (2013): 194-213.
  • “Embodied Dialogues: Ethnography and Auto-Ethnography in the U.S. Tango Community.” European Society for Ethnomusicology, Annual Conference, Limerick, Ireland, September 16-20, 2015.
  • “Tango and Musicality: Toward a Theory of Gendered Listening Practices on the Dance Floor.” Midwestern Society for Ethnomusicology Annual Conference, University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign, IL, April 18, 2015.
  • “Listening to a Body and a Sound: Female Leading and Same-sex Tango in the United States.” Society for Ethnomusicology/Congress on Research in Dance, Philadelphia, PA, November 17-20, 2011.

Professional Memberships 

Society for Ethnomusicology
Midwestern Chapter of the Society for Ethnomusicology
Congress on Research in Dance
American Musicological Society
International Association for the Study of Popular Music