Lauren Eldridge Stewart

Lauren Eldridge Stewart is an assistant professor of ethnomusicology in the Department of Music at Washington University in St. Louis. Her research interests include the cultural uses of classical music, folklore, and material culture across the African diaspora. She is currently writing a book, tentatively titled Recital: Classical Music and Narrative Power in Haiti, about the influence of global aid on the contemporary practice of classical music. Additional work traces the practice of sampling across genres with roots in the African American experience, including hip hop and gospel music.

Posts by Lauren Eldridge Stewart

You and the Night and the Music

The name Soul is meant in a couple of signifyin(g) ways: as a genre category, sure (though imprecise), but also as a life force and central concern. What are souls meant to do? Who are we meant to be?