Statement on Anti-Asian Violence

The Grant Hagan Society is deeply disturbed by the recent increase in violence against the Asian/American community, exemplified by the murder of eight people—6 of whom were Asian women—in Atlanta on March 16, 2021. More than a year after the…

GHS hosts panel on diversity committees

On February 29, 2021, the GHS hosted the panel discussion, “Critical Perspectives on Diversity Committees.” Through this event, we were able to think deeply about the roles diversity committees have played in our academic societies, as well as what potentials…

In Solidarity

In light of recent events, the Grant Hagan Society expresses its solidarity with and support of black students and scholars, both within its society’s membership and beyond. The GHS does not accept or tolerate any kind of racism towards any…

Thank you Clifton and Holly!

The Grant Hagan Society would like to recognize and thank Clifton Boyd and Holly Chung for their service to the society as co-chairs for the 2019-2020 academic year. In addition to the mammoth task of establishing the society, they skillfully…

GHS awarded Teaching and Innovation Project Grant!

The Grant Hagan Society was recently awarded a Teaching and Innovation Project Grant from the Poorvu Center for Teaching and Learning. GHS members will be creating an online resource for diversifying music studies, focusing on the areas of undergraduate pedagogy,…

GHS Hosts Diversity Conversation

On April 22nd, 2020, we convened an event via Zoom to talk as a department about what diversity means to us and how we can work to continue improving the diversity of our department and fields. Time was set aside…

Reflections on our job market event

On February 14, 2020, the GHS hosted its inaugural event, “Navigating the (Music) Academic Job Market as a Person of Color.” We were able to invite prominent scholars of color from nearby institutions: Ellie Hisama (Columbia University), and Matthew Morrison…

Job Market Event: Feb 14, 2020

We will be hosting our first event on Feb 14, 2020!  This event will bring in prominent scholars of color from nearby universities to lead panels and workshops on how to navigate the academic job market, particularly as a person…

Meeting with Michael Gallope

On November 15 2019, the Grant Hagan Society met with Michael Gallope, an Associate Professor in the Department of Cultural Studies and Comparative Literature at the University of Minnesota, who came to give a talk at the Department of Music’s…

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