CAMPSSAH Faculty Affiliate Jessica Bissett Perea Wins Prestigious Book Award

CAMPSSAH Faculty Affiliate and Native American Studies professor Jessica Bissett Perea (Dena'ina) was recently selected for the 2023 Irving Lowens Book Award for her 2021 book Sound Relations: Native Ways of Doing Music History in Alaska. This award is bestowed by the Society for American Music and is awarded "to the book judged as the best in the field of American Music." The selection committee selected and praised the book for how it "deftly challenges Eurocentric and settler-colonial musicologies by the demonstrating the myriad ways Inuit musicians in Alaska use music and sounds to express the complexity of their lived experiences."

Congratulations to Professor Perea for this recognition of her work!

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