James Edwards

James Rhys Edwards received his doctorate in Ethnomusicology from the University of California, Los Angeles in 2015, with a dissertation on the aesthetics and politics of commercial performing arts in prewar Okinawa, Japan.  He has carried out research in Japan, Indonesia, and Singapore, leading to publications in Green Letters: Studies in Ecocriticism, Ethnomusicology Review, International Journal of Asia-Pacific Studies, and the forthcoming edited volume Current Directions in Ecomusicology.  His interests include philosophical materialism and critical theory, political economy and ecology, historical ethnomusicology, and experimental music and noise.