Rebecca Draisey-Collishaw completed her PhD in ethnomusicology at Memorial University in 2017. She currently holds a SSHRC Post-doctoral Fellowship at the Dan School of Drama and Music at Queen’s University. Building on her doctoral study of public service broadcasting and music programming in multicultural contexts, her current research explores historical role of the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation (CBC) as a producer and facilitator of music in Canada. In addition to elaborating this history, this research provides a foundation for assessing current trends in programming.
Rebecca is a co-editor of the Yearbook for Traditional Music Vol. 50 (2018) and the curator of the Irish Traditional Music Archive’s digital archival exhibition, A Grand Times: The Songs, Music & Dance of Newfoundland’s Cape Shore (itma.ie/newfoundland). Her research appears in MUSICultures (2012), Ethnomusicology Forum (2018), and Contemporary Musical Expressions in Canada (MQUP 2019).