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Kevin Parme

Greenleaf Visiting Library Scholar


PhD Student
University of Texas at Austin

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Kevin Parme received a Greenleaf Visiting Library Award in Summer 2016 to support research on “The Indigenous Influences of the New Mexican Alabado.” At the time of the award, he was a graduate student in ethnomusicology at the University of Texas at Austin.

Prior to graduate studies, Parme received his BA in English from San Francisco State University, spent a year interning at Smithsonian Folkways, and released two LP’s and two 7 inches under the band name Dimples. His research interests include music of the U.S.-Mexico border, American popular music, punk rock, transnationalism, and post-structuralism. He also works at Texas Folklife, an arts non-profit based out of Austin, TX. 



Title of Research : The Indigenous Influences of the New Mexican Alabado

Abstract forthcoming.