Francesca Rivera

Adjunct Professor, Music Program Coordinator

Program Coordinator • Part-Time Faculty

(415) 422-4368 Masonic 202a


Francesca is an ethnomusicologist, teaching courses music, cultural anthropology and Latin American studies. Research areas include: genre labeling in expressive cultures, culture bearers, post-colonial nationalist movements, mestiz@/mixed-race identity formations, and alternative music pedagogies that maximize the agency of young musicians. She received her BA from Sarah Lawrence College, MA from UC Berkeley, and is a PhD candidate at UC Berkeley completing a dissertation about Panamanian music and community-based conjuntos de proyecciones folkloricas. She has been teaching at USF since 2005.

Program Coordinator, Music
BA, Sarah Lawrence College
MA, University of California, Berkeley
Genre labeling in expressive cultures
Culture bearers
Post-colonial nationalist movements
Mestiz@/mixed-race identity formations
Alternative music pedagogies that maximize the agency of young musicians