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Jessica Bissett Perea

Associate Professor, American Indian Studies; Adjunct Associate Professor, Music History
Jessica Bissett Perea, adjunct faculty Music History

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Jessica Bissett Perea is a Dena’ina [Alaska Native] musicologist and associate professor of American Indian Studies at the University of Washington. Her research centers critical Native American and Indigenous studies approaches to music, sound, and performance studies; Critical race, Indigeneity, gender, and feminist studies; Arts and activism in North Pacific and Circumpolar Arctic communities; and Relational studies of Indigenous and Black experiences in the Americas. Her first monograph Sound Relations: Native Ways of Doing Music History in Alaska (forthcoming 2021) will appear in the “American Musicspheres” series published by Oxford University Press. In fall 2021 she will co-teach “Radical Storywork: Performing Food Sovereignty through Inuit Fermentation Culture” with Professor Maria Marco, which advances Inuit knowledges and performing arts processes as a means to unsettle and expand dominant modes of knowledge production in food science research.