Faculty Profiles

Dr. Emily Rose McManus

Emily Rose McManus

Faculty, Global Studies
Director, Center for Women's Intercultural Leadership
Global Studies
Intercultural Studies
348 Spes Unica Hall



Dr. Emily Rose McManus teaches in the Department of Global Studies and Intercultural Studies, and is affiliated faculty with Gender and Women’s Studies. Her research and teaching are highly interdisciplinary, integrating anthropology, ethnomusicology, performance studies, gender and women’s studies, critical race theory, and disability studies. As an ethnographer, Emily seeks to document, analyze, and amplify the stories and lived experiences of women and members of underrepresented communities as a way toward greater equity and justice. Emily is also the Director of the Center for Women's Intercultural Leadership at Saint Mary's College.


  • Ph.D. in Ethnomusicology, University of Minnesota
  • M.A. in Musicology, University of Minnesota
  • B.M. in Music Performance, University of Wyoming

Areas of Expertise 

  • Ethnomusicology, Anthropology, and Ethnography
  • Performance Studies and Dance Studies
  • Globalization, Transnationalism, and Diaspora
  • Gender & Women's Studies
  • Race, Ethnicity, and Identity

Courses Recently Taught 

  • ICS 201: Introduction to Intercultural Studies
  • ANTH 253: Survey I: Culture and Language       
  • GWS 207: Introduction to Gender and Women’s Studies
  • GWS 275: Global Women’s Leadership
  • ANTH 346: Gender in Cross-Cultural Perspective
  • GLST 364: Global Research and Discovery
  • ANTH 390: Trance, Dance, and Ritual
  • 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
  • MUS 495: Senior Seminar
  • MUS 100: Recital Forum
  • MUS 140: Your Music, Your Life
  • SPLL 101: First Year Common Experience