Full Professorship for Kevin Dawe in Leeds
In May 2011, Kevin Dawe was appointed to (Full) Professor of Ethnomusicology at the University of Leeds (The first position of its kind at Leeds.) He has worked at Leeds for nine years and in that time helped to establish the only specialist degree programme in popular and world musics. Since then there has been a steady cohort of PhD students, among several other developments. Kevin's publications include the monographs, The New Guitarscape (Ashgate, 2010) and Music and Musicians in Crete (Scarecrow 2007), the edited collection, Island Musics (Berg, 2004), and the co-edited collections, The Mediterranean in Music (Scarecrow, 2005) and Guitar Cultures (Berg, 2001). He is currently carrying out research on the guitar in Turkey funded by the British Academy, writing a book on the ecomusicology of guitar making, and progressing two edited collections in related areas. Congratulations!