Tim Cooley
Position
Professor, Ethnomusicology
Office Location

Music Building 1101

Office Hours

By appointment

Specialization

  • Ethnomusicology Program
  • North American & East European Vernacular and Popular Musics
  • Music and Sports
  • Music and Tourism
  • Music and Ecology
  • Fieldwork

Bio

Curriculum Vitae

Tim Cooley specializes in vernacular and popular musics of Central Europe, especially Poland, and North America. His research interests include music and sports, tourism, and identities, the intellectual history of ethnomusicology, and ecomusicology. His most recent book is the edited volume Cultural Sustainabilities: Music, Media, Language, Advocacy (University of Illinois Press, 2019). Cooley’s previous book, Surfing about Music (University of California Press, 2014), was shortlisted for AMS’s Music in American Culture Award. His first monograph, Making Music in the Polish Tatras: Tourists, Ethnographers, and Mountain Musicians (Indiana University Press, 2005), won the 2006 Orbis Prize for Polish Studies (American Association for the Advancement of Slavic Studies). His book Shadows in the Field: New Perspectives for Fieldwork in Ethnomusicology, co edited with Greg Barz (Oxford University Press, 1997 and second edition 2008), has been a standard text for students of ethnomusicology for over two decades. He has published articles and chapters in encyclopedias and books such as The New Grove Dictionary of Music and MusiciansCambridge History of World MusicEncyclopedia of Global Religion, the leading textbook Worlds of Music, and in academic journals such as British Journal of EthnomusicologyEuropean Meetings in Ethnomusicology, and the world of music. From 2006-09 he was the editor of the journal Ethnomusicology, and has served as the President of the Society for Ethnomusicology, and on the Board of Trustees of the American Folklife Center, Library of Congress.

Education

  • Brown University, Providence, Rhode Island, 1991-1999; Ph.D. in Music, Ethnomusicology
  • Northwestern University, Evanston, Illinois, 1986-87; Master of Music. Music history and literature
  • Wheaton Conservatory of Music, Wheaton, Illinois, 1981-1985; Bachelor of Music. Voice performance and secondary emphasis in ethnomusicology

Publications

Cultural Sustainabilities book cover

Cultural Sustainabilities: Music, Media, Language, Advocacy

University of Illinois Press, 2019

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Tim Cooley Surfing About Music book cover

Surfing About Music

University of California Press, 2014

Timothy J. Cooley

Worlds of Music: An Introduction to the Music of the World's Peoples book cover

Worlds of Music:

An Introduction to the Music of the World's Peoples, 5th Edition

Cengage Learning, 2009

Timothy J. Cooley

Shadows in the Field: New Perspectives for Fieldwork in Ethnomusicology book cover

Shadows in the Field: New Perspectives for Fieldwork in Ethnomusicology, 2nd Edition 

Oxford University Press, 2008

Timothy J. Cooley

Making Music in the Polish Tatras: Tourists, Ethnographers, and Mountain Musicians book cover

Making Music in the Polish Tatras:

Tourists, Ethnographers, and Mountain Musicians

Indiana University Press, 2005

Timothy J. Cooley