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Kyra D. Gaunt Ph.D.

Digital ethnomusicologist
Prize-winning author
Expert social media witness
Senior TED Fellow (2020-2021)

Voicing the unspoken through
song, scholarship, and social media. 

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Prize-Winning Book


Awarded the 2007 Alan P. Merriam Prize for the most outstanding English-speaking monograph by the Society for Ethnomusicology. 


$27.00 on Amazon.



2018 Small Thing, Big Idea TED design series, episode 2, went viral. "How the Jump Rope Got its Rhythm" featuring Professor Gaunt!