Kelley Tatro

Assistant Professor of Music



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In September 2014, Kelley Tatro joined the Music Department at North Central College, where she teaches courses in ethnomusicology and music history.  Drawing on her interdisciplinary training in music, art history, and literature, as well as her musical performance background, she also offers courses in the Interdisciplinary Studies and Verandah Experience programs, and serves as an advisor in the First Year Experience Program.  Her research focuses on the relationship between music and politics, most recently in Mexico City’s punk scene, where she has conducted ethnographic field research. 



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Selected Scholarship

“Performing Hardness: Punk and Self-Defense in Mexico City.” International Journal of Cultural Studies. January 13, 2017. DOI:10.1177/1367877916688503.


“The Hard Work of Screaming: Physical Exertion and Affective Labor Among Mexico City’s Punk Vocalists.” Ethnomusicology 58(3) 2014: 431-453.