August 18, 2020
The ISM is pleased to announce that Jean Ngoya Kidula will be joining the ISM community as a fellow, research scholar, and visiting professor of ethnomusicology for the 2020–2021 year. Kidula is professor of music (ethnomusicology) at the University of Georgia. Her Yale project, The Gospel In the Industry of Music In Eastern Africa: 1953–2002, is part of her work in music in African Christianity focused on the histories of the development of musical styles associated with Christianity, the impact and implications of musicians doing theological work, and religious musics’ transformation of political, social, and community life and rhetoric in Africa. She will teach a related course at Yale In the spring.