Larissa Johnson

First Year Graduate Student in Ethnomusicology
103, Music Building
215-898-7544
215-573-2106

Larissa Johnson is a first-year doctoral student in Ethnomusicology. Currently, she is thinking about performance based community archiving and curating of musical heritage, and the potential for such a praxis to shift relationships of power between academic institutions and the communities that surround them. Black Consciousness and its realization are foundational to her thought processes, writing and music making. Larissa graduated from the University of Cape Town, South Africa, with a Bachelor of Music in Musicology and a performance specialization in two indigenous instruments, Uhadi and Umrhubhe. She is a 2017-2018 Fulbright Foreign Student Fellow and a recipient of the South African National Research Foundation’s Doctoral Abroad Scholarship.