Profile: Gillian Irwin

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Gillian Irwin

Gillian Irwin received an AIFIS Fellowship in 2017 to pursue her project A Moral Music Education: Indonesian National Values in Javanese Music Classrooms. Gillian is currently a Phd. candidate in ethnomusicology the University of California, Davis. In addition to being an AIFIS Fellow, she is a Fulbright Research Grant recipient, as well as a former Fulbright English Teaching Assistant. While working on her graduate degrees, Gillian has written for several ethnomusicology student publications and given presentations at various institutions in the United States, Indonesia, and China. For more information about Gillian please visit her page on the UC Davis website.

Selected Publications:

“Beyond the IRB: Affirmative Consent in the Field,” Society for Ethnomusicology Student News, Volume 14, Number 1 (2018).

“Victims of Globalization? Reactions to Learning the Recorder in Indonesian Music Classes,” “Sounding Board,” a blog of UCLA’s Ethnomusicology Review (2018).

Gillian working with students at SMK 6 in Yogyakarta

Gillian working with students at SMK 6 in Yogyakarta