Dr. Sarah Culpeper
Sarah Culpeper (M.A. McGill, Ph.D., University of Virginia) is a musicologist specializing in American popular music history, women in music, and popular singing across the twentieth century. Dr. Culpeper held a President’s Fellowship at the University of Virginia where she centered her research on female vocalists across genres and eras, and on how vocal style and musical genre intersect with presentations of image and gender. Dr. Culpeper has presented her work at professional conferences including the International Association for the Study of Popular Music, the Feminist Theory and Music Conference and the Capitol Chapter of the American Musicological Society. Based in Ottawa, Dr. Culpeper divides her time between teaching at Carleton University’s School for Studies in Art and Culture, teaching courses in orchestral music, chamber music and music and gender; and working within Ottawa’s arts sector in audience development and engagement roles.