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Joshua Brown

College of Performing Arts; Hall-Musco Conservatory of Music
Office Location: Bertea Hall 207


Joshua Brown is an ethnomusicologist whose research focuses on flamenco musical cultures in southern Spain, as well as folk music in the United States. His work explores how flamenco performance models intimacy and solidarity in Andalusian communities based in Seville and Morón de la Frontera. Dr. Brown earned his M.A. and Ph.D. in ethnomusicology at UC Riverside, and his B.A. in history at UC Santa Barbara. At Chapman University he teaches the Musical Cultures of the World series, as well as several other courses regarding popular music, race, and social movements.

Brown has received several grants and awards from institutions that include the Fulbright Institute for International Education, the University of California President’s Office, the UC Riverside Center for Ideas and Society, and the Gluck Fellows Program of the Arts. He has presented his work in the U.S., Spain, England, Scotland, Ireland, and Australia.