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PhD Student Kyle DeCoste Wins Best Student Paper Prize at 2019 IASPM-US!


Kyle DeCosteCongratulations to Columbia Ethnomusicology PhD student student Kyle DeCoste! Kyle was awarded the Best Graduate Student Paper at the 2019 International Association for the Study of Popular Music, US Branch (IASPM-US) annual meeting for his paper, “Music All Up and Down the Street: Listening to Childhood in James Baldwin’s Little Man, Little Man.” In the paper, DeCoste uses Baldwin’s “children’s book for adults” as way to re-think conceptions of childhood innocence and the role of music in mediating the realities of black children's lives in Harlem.
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