Music and Culture of Western Africa and the African Diaspora: Research for a Nonfiction Book
Name: Rachel Wenrick (firstname.lastname@example.org; 215-895-1638)
Department: English and Philosophy
Academic Area: Anthropology/English/History & Political Science/International Area Studies/Sociology/Writing
Title: Music and Culture of Western Africa and the African Diaspora: Research for a Nonfiction Book
I'm co-writing a book with an artist and humanitarian about her childhood in Western Africa and her international career. The book explores her early and enduring influences.
Associated Independent Study:
You will have the option of building a portfolio of work written in response to the research you're conducting. This project will be tailored to reflect your own interests, background, and educational and career goals.
You will gain experience in the research and drafting process of a nonfiction book. This is a uniquely collaborative process involving the artist, the writer, the editor, and you.
A book for a major New York publishing house.
You'll assist with researching background material on topics such as music, food, and religions of Western Africa and the African diaspora. Organizing of existing source material. Some transcription of interviews.
You'll need access to Drexel's Hagerty Library to conduct research, but you'll also be able to do some of this work remotely. We'll also meet in my office, MacAlister 5059.
Weekly meetings. Flexible hours. Much of the work can be done remotely by you.
April 17, April 18