Patrick Burke received his B.A. in music at the University of Pennsylvania (1996) and his Ph.D. in ethnomusicology at the University of Wisconsin-Madison (2003). Since 2004, he has been a professor of music at Washington University in St. Louis, where he teaches undergraduate and graduate courses on such topics as the history of jazz and popular music, music of the African diaspora, and the methods and theories of ethnomusicology. Professor Burke has been the Director of Undergraduate Studies for the Department of Music since 2007. 

Prof. Burke's research centers on jazz and popular music in the United States, with a focus on the connections between music's performance and reception and the formation of racial ideology.  His work has been supported by fellowships from the American Musicological Society, the National Endowment for the Humanities, the Social Science Research Council, and the Center for the Humanities at WUSTL.  Prof. Burke is the author of Come In and Hear the Truth: Jazz and Race on 52nd Street (University of Chicago Press, 2008). His current book project, What's My Name? Rock, Race, and Revolution in the 1960s, in progress, addresses the relationship between rock music and the radical political movements of the late 1960s.

Patrick Burke

Associate Professor and Director of Undergraduate Studies, Department of Music

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