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Samuel Dwinell

Postdoctoral Resident Scholar, Visiting Assistant Professor (Musicology)

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Merrill Hall, MU106



  • Ph.D., Doctor of Philosophy , Cornell University , 2017

Samuel Dwinell is a Postdoctoral Visiting Scholar/Visiting Assistant Professor in Musicology at the Jacobs School of Music, Indiana University Bloomington. He received a PhD in Musicology from Cornell University in 2017. His doctoral dissertation, “Blackness in British Opera,” received the Donald J. Grout Memorial Dissertation Prize at Cornell University. Previously, he held the position of Assistant Professor of Instruction at The University of Akron School of Music. His research focuses on modern opera, popular culture, and black British/diasporic cultural history. He is currently at work on a book project under the title “British Opera and the Racial Imagination.” In the academic year 2018–2019, he will teach musicology courses at the Jacobs School of Music on the music of Benjamin Britten, and opera since 1900.