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Kiri Miller is an ethnomusicologist whose work focuses on participatory culture, popular music, interactive digital media, and amateur musicianship. Her current research project investigates dance videogames, motion-sensing interfaces, and multisensory interactivity. She completed the Ph.D. in Music at Harvard in 2005 and was a Killam Memorial Postdoctoral Fellow at the University of Alberta before joining the Brown faculty in 2007. Miller is the author of Traveling Home: Sacred Harp Singing and American Pluralism (Illinois, 2008) and Playing Along: Digital Games, YouTube, and Virtual Performance (Oxford, 2012). She has published articles in Ethnomusicology, American Music, 19th-Century Music, the Journal of American Folklore, Game Studies, Oral Tradition, and the Journal of the Society for American Music. In 2010-11 she held fellowships from the Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study and the American Council of Learned Societies. Miller's regular course offerings include Musical Youth Cultures, Diaspora Music in the Americas, Introduction to Ethnomusicology, Music and Technoculture, Ethnography of Popular Music, World Music in Theory and Practice, and Sacred Harp Singing.

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Associate Professor of Music
Department of Music; Affiliated Faculty, American Studies, Center for Latin American and Caribbean Studies, Center for the Study of Race and Ethnicity in America, Theatre Arts and Performance Studies
Phone: +1 401 863 1078

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Sacred Harp singing
Traveling Home
Guitar Hero Research Blog
Playing Along

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