We are delighted to announce that Jennifer Matsue will assume the position of SEM Newsletter Incoming Editor through the end of 2016, working with Gordon Thompson on the production of the summer and fall issues of the publication. In January 2017, Jennifer will begin serving as SEM Newsletter Editor for a three-year term.
Jennifer is Associate Professor in the Departments of Music, Asian Studies, and Anthropology at Union College in Schenectady, N.Y. She has broad research, writing, and editorial interests and is the author of Making Music in Japan’s Underground: The Tokyo Hardcore Scene (Routledge, 2008), among many other publications. She also has offered extensive service to SEM, including a term on the Council, current chairing of the Popular Music Section, and a recent appointment to the Journal Editorial Board.
While he is not yet “outgoing,” we want to take the opportunity to recognize Gordon Thompson for his stellar work as SEM Newsletter Editor for two terms, and for working with Jennifer as the newsletter enters its second half-century!