Tyron Cooper

Tyron Cooper

Associate Professor, Folklore and Ethnomusicology

Director, Archives of African American Music & Culture


  • Ph.D., Indiana University, 2013
  • M.A., Indiana University, 1998
  • B.A., Bethune-Cookman University, 1996

Research interests

  • African American music and culture
  • archival studies
  • film music

Awards + Distinctions

Creative Activity
  • Indiana University Trustees Teaching Award, Department of African American and African Diaspora Studie, 2018
  • Black Faculty Student Choice Award, Indiana University, Bloomington, 2014

Courses recently taught

  • History of Jazz
  • Popular Music in Black America
  • African American Music: A Socio-cultural Perspective
  • IU Soul Revue