Julianne Graper

Julianne Graper

Assistant Professor, Folklore and Ethnomusicology



  • Ph.D., University of Texas at Austin, 2019
  • M.A., University of Oregon, 2014
  • B.A., Whitman College, 2010

Research interests

  • Multispecies ethnography
  • Rethinking "nature"
  • Human and non-human echolocation
  • Sound studies
  • Experimental art music
  • Protest music
  • Music of central Texas
  • Music of southern Mexico

Courses recently taught

  • Global Pop
  • Studing Ethnomusicology
  • Music, Community, Sustainability
  • World Music and Culture
  • Sound Studies
  • Ethnomusicology Beyond the Human

Publication highlights

  • Graper, Julianne. Forthcoming. “Beyond Bat Eating: Digital Discourses about Zoonotic Disease in the COVID-19 Era” in Goldstein, D., Bridges, B., and Brillhart, R. (eds.) Behind the Mask: Vernacular Culture in the Time of COVID. Bloomington: Trickster Press.
  • Graper, Julianne. Forthcoming. “Bat City: The Nature-Culture of Austin’s Music Scene" in Allen, A. and Titon, J. (eds.) Sounds, Ecologies, Musics. New York: Oxford University Press.
  • Graper, Julianne. 2019. “Bat City: Becoming with Bats in the Austin Music Scene.” MUSICultures 45 (1) [Special Issue on Ecologies]: 14-34.
  • Graper, Julianne. 2018. “Pussy Riot: Performing ‘Punkness’; or, Taking the ‘Riot’ out of Riot Grrrl” in Dillane, A., Power, M., Devereux, E. and Haynes, A. (eds.) Songs of Social Protest, 320-333. London: Rowman and Littlefield International.