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Dr. Aileen Dillane is an ethnomusicologist and musician based in the Irish World Academy of Music and Dance, University of Limerick (UL). She teaches and publishes on a variety of Irish vernacular and popular musics with particular emphasis on identity. She co-founded/co-directs Popular Music, Popular Culture research cluster at UL, which has an associated book series, Popular Musics Matter: Social, Cultural and Political Interventions (Rowman & Littlefield). Aileen’s publications include the co-edited Songs of Social Protest (2018) and Public and Political Discourses of Migration: International Perspectives (2016). Aileen received her doctorate in ethnomusicology from the University of Chicago, where she was a Century Fellow and Fulbright Scholar. She was Visiting Professor of Irish Music Studies at the Keough-Naughton Institute, University of Notre Dame (Fall 2017) and Visiting Research Fellow, Dept. of Music, King’s College, London (Spring 2018). She is a PI on the HERA-funded project European Music Festivals, Public Spaces and Cultural Diversity (2019-2022).

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