Medinea On Air
Jane Harrison has been a lecturer at the Center for Advanced Studies in Music at Istanbul Technical University since 2013. She earned her doctorate in musicology in 2011 from Ohio State University, with a thesis on the shared compositional techniques, aesthetics, and social behaviour of composers writing “Debussyste” music in early twentieth-century France. Her research was supported by a Fulbright Grant to France and several fellowships from Ohio State. While always true to the belief that music is dynamic culture, she studies music phenomena with a wide range of techniques, encompassing qualitative and quantitative methods that draw heavily from the social sciences and from the music disciplines of the humanities. In addition to papers at many conferences in the United States and Europe, her recent publications include a statistical analysis of survey data about social capital and live concerts in Istanbul, a semiological analysis of pop music, and a score corpus study about the relationship of social and stylistic proximity in early twentieth-century France. She currently represents ITU as a member of the Medinea On Air pedagogical committee.