Patti & Rusty Rueff Dept Vis & Perf Arts
Lynn M. Hooker joins the Purdue University faculty as Associate Professor of Music History in the Rueff School of Visual and Performing Arts.
Dr. Hooker is a musicologist, ethnomusicologist, and cultural historian who studies discourses of music and identity in nineteenth- to twenty-first-century Eastern Europe, particularly in Hungarian-speaking areas. She earned her Ph. D. from the University of Chicago and previously spent eleven years on the faculty of Indiana University in the Program in Hungarian Studies, Department of Folklore and Ethnomusicology, and Department of Musicology. Her book Redefining Hungarian Music from Liszt to Bartók was published in 2013 by Oxford University Press. After beginning her scholarly career working on the history of music and culture through historical documents, she began in 2000 doing systematic fieldwork in both Europe and North America in Hungarian folk and popular music scenes, focusing on the role of Romani performers. She is currently drafting a book on the transformation of the “Gypsy music” industry in twentieth-century Hungary, based on oral history interviews and archival research. She has published on music and modernism, nationalism, race, and popular and folk culture, in (among other places) Musical Quarterly, Anthropology of East Europe Review, Hungarian Studies, Twentieth-Century Music, Ethnomusicology, the Yearbook of Traditional Music, and European Meetings in Ethnomusicology.