The 2021 Pop Convergence: A Virtual Pop Conference, April 22-25th
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John-Carlos Perea (Mescalero Apache/German/Irish/Chicano)

John-Carlos Perea (Mescalero Apache/German/Irish/Chicano) is an ethnomusicologist and associate professor of American Indian Studies in the College of Ethnic Studies at San Francisco State University. His research interests include urban American Indian lived experiences and cultural productions, music technologies, recording and archiving practices, and social constructions of "noise." His recent publications include “Native ‘Noise’ and the Politics of Powwow Musicking in a University Soundscape” in Music and Modernity Among First Peoples of North America (2019, Wesleyan University Press), with Jacob E. Perea “‘What the Music Could Be’—Revisiting the Unexpectedness of Jim Pepper” in Kalfou: A Journal of Comparative and Relational Ethnic Studies 6:1 (2019), and “Music in Native American: The Intertribal Powwow” in Global Music Cultures: An Introduction to World Music (2021, Oxford University Press).