SU Blog Nomination


My name is Jeremy Reed and I am presently serving as the Chair of the Student Union of the Society for Ethnomusicology. I am writing to you, the student populous of SEM, on behalf of the Student Union to present a call for nominations (including self-nominations) for the position of Blog Editor.

The Student Union Blog ( is a fantastic forum for publishing student ideas and opinions in an easily accessible and year-round format. Beyond social media sites, the Student Union blog not only gives SEM members and ethnomusicologically-minded individuals a glimpse into Student Union activities, but also showcases ethnomusicology student ideas and conversations. Recent content series on the blog include: “Ethnomusicology and Parenthood”, “Snapshots from Fieldwork”, “In Discipline” [Ethnomusicology student-life around the globe]

We also plan on using the blog as a platform for a larger SEM Student Union project on fieldwork challenges and ethics.

This position is a great chance for those interested in editing/publishing. It also offers a fantastic opportunity for students to become involved in the Student Union and, by extension, the SEM at large. The responsibilities for the position are as follows:

Responsibilities of SU Blog Editor

·      Be proactive and self-directed

·      Recruit staff writers (on-going) and oversee deadlines

·      Work with writers to plan new series and contact potential contributors

·      Edit incoming posts

·      Organize blog schedule

·      Announce new blog posts on relevant social media pages

·      Delegate tasks to other blog members

o   Editing

o   Posting

o   Announcements

If you would like to nominate yourself or someone else, please submit the name, institutional affiliation, and email address of your nominee to

Jeremy Reed

PhD Student, Ethnomusicology
Chair, Society for Ethnomusicology Student Union

Indiana University – Bloomington


Thanks for everything!

This is my last post for this blog. Posting here has been an important source of hope for me. Being at times isolated from an ethnomusicological community in small towns in Spain where the discipline does not exist, writing for the blog made me feel connected. It pushed me to get in touch with colleagues here in Europe and to talk to them to propose them to collaborate with some of our projects. Although right now, as my period as collaborator of the SEM SU blog has finished, I am not sure whether or not the blog is the appropriate outlet to engage in conversation with, and to encourage dialogue among ethnomusicology students, I am definitely certain that writing for it does help feel the power of the discipline’s net. And I am not saying “net” meaning a trap where things get stuck to be fed to a giant spider, but as a safety net where we, ethnomusicology students and actual circus acrobats willingly walking through the abyss of future unstable employment, bounce into to get back walking the Ethnomusicology path. So, if you are a student and you do not find time to read the blog, or you find it to be an old fashion media, I encourage you to at least write for it, and get this wonderful net going.

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