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Annie Koppes



Anne Elise Koppes is a PhD student studying musicology with a certificate in Gender, Sexuality, and Feminist Studies at Duke University.

Annie's research examines twentieth-century American popular music (with particular emphasis on jazz and blues) through the lens of feminist and queer theories coupled with theories of care ethics. Artists examined include Ethel Waters, Janis Joplin, Bessie Smith, and many others.

Annie is currently a team leader in the "Archives and Creative Process: Blues Women and Rosetta Records" collective, sponsored by Bass Connections. In the past, she has also been a graduate fellow in Duke University's Black Music and the Soul of America Lab and a graduate member in the Department of Music's Antiracist Working Group. 

She holds a Bachelor of Arts in Music with certificates in Violoncello Pedagogy and French Language, Literature, and Culture from Colorado State University. She is an active cellist and singer-songwriter.

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