General

First Name

John

Last Name

Fenn

Job Title

Assistant Professor

Extended Profile

Biography

I am currently an Assistant Professor in the Arts and Administration Program at the University of Oregon's School of Architecture and the Allied Arts, where I teach at the confluence of media technology, arts and culture work, and patterns of information spread.  I hold a Ph.D. in Folklore and Ethnomusicology from Indiana University (2004), and has conducted field research on popular music and youth identity (Malawi); folks arts & material culture (southern Indiana, the Pacific Northwest); the cultural history of African American communities in Eugene/Springfield; and the use of wireless technology in cultural heritage work. Current research projects include work on pedagogy and media, cultural and artistic entrepreneurship, and  public engagement through arts.