Position title: Graduate Student
Marianna is a second-year graduate student in cultural anthropology. Her research focuses on French popular music and cultural heritage policy. She is particularly interested in how intersecting vectors of gender, national, ethnic, and racial identity influence the modes in which artists participate in the scene and how they are received by their public.
She holds a B.A. in both French and Music from UC Berkeley. As an undergraduate, she spent a semester in Bordeaux, France, where she researched the popular music of the French “Balance Ton Porc” movement. Before starting at UW-Madison, she spent a year in Bologna, Italy, where she researched Italian cultural heritage policy, popular music, and national identity at the University of Bologna. She is also a pianist and has worked as a piano instructor for the past 4 years.