Kelly St. Pierre joined the faculty at Wichita State University as an Assistant Professor of Musicology in 2015. Her research examines the roles of propaganda in shaping Czech music and its reception through the nineteenth and twentieth centuries. She has published on this topic in 19th Century Music and her first book, Bedrich Smetana: Myth, Music, and Propaganda, was released in March, 2017 with the University of Rochester Press. Her research is also forthcoming in Grove Music Online, Oxford Music Online and The Cambridge History of Music Criticism. Her newest book project, Measuring Czechness: Musicology, Ethnicity, and the State, explores with the emergence of ethnomusicology alongside notions of ethnic cleansing in twentieth-century Czechoslovakia.
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