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Jacob Kopcienski

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Jacob Kopcienski

Assistant Professor of Musicology, Appalachian State University


Areas of Expertise

  • Musicology

Dr. Jacob Kopcienski (He/They) is a multifaceted scholar and artist whose work explores music, listening, and community through writing, teaching, collaboration, and community-engaged projects. A graduate of the Ohio State University (Ph.D. Musicology), his dissertation, “Sounding Queer Appalachia” considers how music and cultural activity sustain LGBTQ communities, placemaking, and activism in Appalachia. Using ethnography, archival research, and media analysis, his research examines how Appalachians use music and performance to rework ideas like “pride,” “queer,” and “intersectional feminism” in from the 1970s to the present.