Department: American Studies
Professor Gayle Wald
Project Description: I am beginning a project about children‘s music in the United States. I am interested in particular in music that addresses children as political subjects. Artists and/or albums that interest me include: Ella Jenkins (a black women who pioneered children‘s music and who is on the Smithsonian Folkways label); Johnny Cash (“The Johnny Cash Children‘s Album,” 1975); They Might Be Giants (“Here Comes Science,” 2009), “Free to Be You and Me” (feminist album from Ms. Foundation in 1972), and others.
Duties: I need help assembling a bibliography of what has been written on the subject; I also want someone who can help me assemble a list of potential albums and artists.
Time Commitment/Credits: 4-6 hours per week (average); 2 credit hours
To Apply: Submit Cover Letter/Resume to firstname.lastname@example.org