January 15, 2015 - 5:30pm to 7:30pm

Title: “Popular Music and the Transformation of the Disney Channel.”

Speaker: Tyler Bickford, Assistant Professor of English and Director of the Children’s Literature Program

Tyler Bickford specializes in contemporary children's media, especially popular music and digital technology. Trained as an ethnomusicologist, his research and teaching interests include childhood studies, popular culture, new media, education, music and language, and ethnographic methods. He has published articles and reviews in Popular Music, Ethnomusicology, Journal of Folklore Research, Journal of Consumer Culture, Current Musicology, and several edited volumes. He has also conducted extensive ethnographic research with elementary-school children, focusing on children's uses of MP3 players and the relationships between digital media consumption, children's expressive practices, and literacy education. He is working on a book about the children's music industry.

Location and Address

Cathedral of Learning, room 501
4200 Fifth Avenue
Pittsburgh, PA 15260