I am an ethnomusicologist interested in digital, multimodal, sensory and experiential approaches to ethnography currently working as a Visiting Lecturer at the Indiana University Department of Folklore and Ethnomusicology.  I study tango music as a form of participatory urban socialization and as a form of urban activism in Buenos Aires, Argentina. In my dissertation I used film, photography and writing to produce local visual and sensory understandings of tango as a live-music culture, not “for-export.”  I have been involved with tango music in Buenos Aires since 2005 as a violinist, filmmaker, photographer, organizer and researcher. Starting in 2016 I have been using methods of experiential ethnography through film to research and teach about the cognitive effects of personalized music listening on elders living with dementia and Alzheimer’s.

Email: jgubner@indiana.edu.   

website: www.jenniegubner.com