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Tyler Bickford Appointed Assistant Professor of English at The University of Pittsburgh

The Center for Ethnomusicology congratulates ethnomusicology graduate program alumnus Tyler Bickford (PhD, 2011, With Distinction), who has been appointed as a tenure-track Assistant Professor of English (in Children's Literature and Childhood Studies) at the University of Pittsburgh. 

Dr. Bickford has been a Core Lecturer teaching Contemporary Civilization at Columbia since 2011, and was awarded the Presidential Award for Outstanding Teaching (Columbia's highest honor for a graduate student instructor).  He is also a past winner of the Lise Waxler Prize (SEM) and the Hewitt Pataleoni Prize (MACSEM).

Dr. Bickford's Columbia ethnomusicology dissertation, entitled "Children's Music, MP3 Players, and Expressive Practices at a Vermont Elementary School: Media Consumption as Social Organization among Schoolchildren," is an ethnographic study of the media ecology of K–8 schoolchildren at a small, rural, public school in New England.

You can read an article about Dr. Bickford in the Columbia Spectator here. Dr. Bickford's personal website (with several of his publications) is here.

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