Meagan Sylvester

Meagan SylvesterMeagan Sylvester
Senior Lecturer, Music Sociologist, Author, Researcher.

Meagan Sylvester is a published author of over fifteen book chapters and journal articles and is a well known public academic in her native Trinidad and Tobago where she uses both traditional (television, print and radio) and social media platforms to engage discussions on the Calypso and Soca musical artforms. Her research topics of interest are Music and National Identity in Calypso and Soca, Music of Diasporic Carnivals, Narratives of Resistance in Calypso and Ragga Soca music, Steelpan and kaisoJazz musical identities, Gender and Identity in Calypso and Soca music and Music and Human Rights in the Americas. In pursuit of fulfilling her academic goals, she has presented academic papers and hosted scholarly workshops in several spaces across the globe including Europe, Latin America, South America, the United States and numerous islands in the Caribbean.

Locally, she is a board member of the Trinbago Unified Calypsonians Organisation – TUCO and is the Chair of the Education and Research Committee. As part of her professional development portfolio, she is a Music Sociologist with a consultancy practice in which she provides her clients with insight into the sociological framing of Trinbagonian society using the lens of Calypso and Soca as the main units of analysis.

It is my pleasure to announce the publication of the Routledge Handbook to the Culture and Media in the Americas (ISBN 9781138479821). See link:

My chapter title Popular Music Flows and citation reference is below:

Campbell, Nigel, Raussert, Wilfried, Sylvester, Meagan. Tomlinson, Lisa. 2020. Popular Music Flows. In Wilfried Raussert, Giselle Anatol, Sara Corona Berkin, Sebastian Thies José Carlos Lozano, editors. The Routledge Handbook to the Culture and Media of the Americas. London/New York, 2020, ISBN 9781138479821

Routledge HandbookAbout the Book

The Routledge Handbook to the #Culture and #Media of the Americas charts the pervasive, asymmetrical flows of cultural products and capital and their importance in the development of the Americas. The volume offers a comprehensive understanding of how inter-American communication is constituted, framed and structured, and covers the artistic and political dimensions that have shaped #literature, #art and #popular culture in the region.

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