Joseph Maurer

Joseph Maurer
Humanities Postdoctoral Teaching Fellow
BA, Brown University
Teaching at UChicago since 2020
Research Interests: U.S.-based immigrant music traditions, music education, nonprofit organizations, nationalism, right-wing political music, maritime music revivalism, American Studies, urban studies, folk music


Joe Maurer is a PhD candidate in Ethnomusicology at the University of Chicago. His dissertation is an ethnographic study of nonprofit music education organizations in several Chicago immigrant communities. His public/nonprofit- sector work includes research, strategic planning, and program evaluation for Chicago arts education organizations. Prior to his doctoral studies, Joe worked with high school students as a college access counselor in high school and nonprofit contexts in Providence, RI and Boston, MA.


Co-coordinator of EthNoise!, 2015-2016

Teaching Experience

Intro to World Music
Music, Immigration, and Ethnic Formation in the U.S. City