Faculty & Staff

Sean Lorre
Arts Online
Degrees & Accomplishments
PhD in Musicology, McGill University
MA in Jazz History and Research, Rutgers University

Instructor and course author Sean Lorre’s teaching focuses on the history, appreciation, and cultural impact of 20th century popular music practices including jazz, blues, R&B, soul, hip-hop, country, and rock 'n' roll. His research takes an interdisciplinary perspective on issues of genre formation, representation, and the racial and gender politics of popular music networks. He has explored these subjects in his articles “Rhythm and Bluebeat: ‘Jamaican R&B’ Live and on Record in Early-1960s’ London” (Journal of Popular Music Studies, 2019) and “‘Mama, He Treats your Daughter Mean’: Reassessing the Narrative of British R&B with Ottilie Patterson” (Popular Music, 2020).