Julianne Graper

Julianne Graper

Visiting 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

  • Music in World Cultures Guided Listening
  • World Music and Culture
  • Sound Studies
  • Ethnomusicology Beyond the Human

Publication highlights

  • 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.


  • Alejandro Vera. Forthcoming. The Sweet Penance of Music: Musical Life in Santiago de Chile in the Colonial Period. Translated by Julianne Graper. New York: Oxford University Press.
  • Susan Campos Fonseca. 2018. “Noise, sonic experimentation and interior coloniality in Costa Rica.” Translated by Julianne Graper. In Alonso-Minutti, A., Herrera Madrid, A. (eds.) Experimentalisms in Practice: Music Perspectives from Latin America, 161-188. New York: Oxford University Press.