Erica Haskell, Ph.D.
Chair and Associate Professor
An ethnomusicologist, Dr. Haskell is the co-founder of Free Dirt Records.
“We are good at noticing artists with unique sounds and a high level of sincerity,” she says. “Authenticity is important.”
Dr. Haskell joined the University in 2012 after completing a post-doctoral fellowship at the University of Graz in Austria. An ethnomusicologist who has done groundbreaking research on the music of post-war Bosnia-Herzegovina, she also researches refugee music and has created courses including the “Politics of Music,” “Illegality in Music and Theater” and “American Roots Music.”
Our students arrive to our program with so many inspiring ideas about the impact they can have on the industry.
She’s energized by the artists she works with, just as she is by her students and colleagues. “Our students arrive to our program with so many inspiring ideas about the impact they can have on the industry,” she says. “I feel very passionate about our students and helping them to achieve their dreams.”