Ruth Meadows

Fifth Year Graduate Student in Ethnomusicology
103, Music Building

Raised within the “fiddle” bluegrass traditions of the Virginian Appalachia, Ruthie Meadow’s research interests have expanded to include musical aesthetics and identity formation across the United States and Latin America. From New Orleans brass band and second-line traditions to Mexican-America banda and reggaeton, she seeks to explore the interconnectedness of various Latin American and Caribbean musical aesthetics and identities within both their respective regions and their transnational counterparts in the United States.