PROVIDENCE – Francesca Inglese, a graduate student in ethnomusicology at Brown University, was named the first recipient of the Society for Ethnomusicology’s 21st Century Fellowship in December.
The award is a newly endowed grant designed to further excellence in research in the field by supporting highly qualified Ph.D. students for dissertation fieldwork.
Inglese also recently won a fieldwork grant from the Ruth Landes Memorial Research Fund in support of her dissertation research in Cape Town, South Africa.
Her dissertation, entitled “Coloured Moves and Klopse Beats: Embodying Contested Subjectivities in Cape Town, South Africa” investigates the music and dance practices, public parades and youth-development projects of minstrel troupes in Cape Town. •