Ian Copeland

205 Music Building

Ian Copeland is a Postdoctoral Associate in African Studies at the University of Pittsburgh, where he is also appointed to the Department of Music. His primary research interests include the musical and interpersonal ramifications of international aid, volun-tourism, and HIV/AIDS activism in the Southern African nation of Malawi; his recent writing can be found in Ethnomusicology Forum (2022) and The Art of Emergency (Oxford, 2020). Ian received a Ph.D. in ethnomusicology from Harvard University in 2022; his research has been funded by the Fulbright Program, the Presser Foundation, the Weatherhead Center for International Affairs, and a 21st Century Fellowship from the Society for Ethnomusicology.