Eva Pensis Awarded Society for Ethnomusicology 2022 Wong Tolbert Prize for Best Student Paper

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Dr. Eva Pensis, who is currently a postdoctoral fellow with the Trans Oral History Project and the Center for Research in Feminist, Queer, and Trans Studies at the University of Pennsylvania, has been awarded the 2022 Wong Tolbert Prize for Best Student Paper from SEM's Section on the Status of Women at the most recent SEM convening.

The Wong Tolbert Prize recognizes the most distinguished student paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the Society for Ethnomusicology on women and music that demonstrates a deep engagement with social theory, including but not limited to feminist, queer, and/or gender theories.

The paper, Dissonance: A Suite on Trans Femme Noise, was published in e-Flux. 

Pensis is a multidisciplinary artist and scholar whose work explores the contours and legacies of trans femme life, art, and erotic labor within popular culture, nightlife economies, entertainment and performance industries. Her writing has been featured in e-Flux, Los Angeles Review of Books, Ruckus, SAGE Encyclopedia of Trans Studies, and the Journal of Popular Music Studies.

Congratulations, Dr. Pensis!