Jessica Baker

Jessica Baker is an ethnomusicologist who specializes in contemporary popular music of and in the Circum-Caribbean. Her research interests include tempo and aesthetics, coloniality, decolonization, and race/gender and respectability. Her work in progress, “Too Fast: Music, Coloniality, and Time in St. Kitts and Nevis,” examines the relationship between perceptions of tempo and gendered and raced legacies of colonization. Baker is Assistant Professor in the Department of Music.