1. University of Virginia
  2. Arts & Sciences

David Flood

Lecturer

2017 Ph.D. University of Virginia
2012 MA University of Virginia
2004 BA University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill 

CV

My research looks at the contemporary U.S., focusing on an ongoing encounter between leftist activists (anarchist ‘punks’), who interact in long term relationships with socially and politically conservative rural working-class southerners. My long-term immersive ethnographic research focuses in particular on amateur musical performance—primarily classic country and Appalachian old-time—as a cultural space where people come together across profound lines of difference. I focus on the misunderstandings, conflicts, accommodations, and surprising agreements I saw between these different groups. In the deeply divided political, cultural, and social environment of the contemporary U.S., I explore new ways to theorize and understand the nature of these differences—particularly class differences—as they play out in everyday life, and to consider the broader political and policy implications of our current misunderstandings. My work draws on theories of music, meaning, and sound; class and culture; critical theories of race and whiteness; and on the anthropology of ethics as a way of outlining new approaches to everyday difference in the U.S. 

Specializations

Class and Culture, Music, Left Social Movements, US South

Graduate Students

Haytham Althubaiti
Pre-Fieldwork
Cory-Alice Andre-Johnson
Conducting Field Research
Jeffrey Attridge
Pre-Fieldwork
Julia Barnes
Pre-Fieldwork
Irtefa Binte-Farid
Fieldwork Completed
Lee Bloch
Fieldwork Completed
Erika Brant
Fieldwork Completed
Alison Broach
Fieldwork Completed
Tracie Canada
Conducting Field Research
Jacqueline Cieslak
Fieldwork Completed
Dannah Dennis
Fieldwork Completed
Brandon Dillard
Pre-Fieldwork
Bremen Donovan
Conducting Field Research
Grace East
Pre-Fieldwork
Kyle Edwards
Conducting Field Research
Anna Eisenstein
Fieldwork Completed
Johnathan Favini
Pre-fieldwork
Macario Garcia
Fieldwork Completed
Ann Githinji
Fieldwork Completed
Julia Jong Haines
Completed Fieldwork
Ida Hoequist
Pre-Fieldwork
Carolyn Howarter
Fieldwork Completed
Erin Jordan
Pre-Fieldwork
Jiyeon Kang
Conducting Field Research
Dionisios Kavadias
Fieldwork Completed
Kristin LaHatte
Fieldwork Completed
Sue Ann McCarty
Fieldwork Completed
Zachary McKeeby
Pre-Fieldwork
Michelle Morgenstern
Conducting Field Research
Nathalie Nahas
Fieldwork Completed
Jeffrey Nicola
Fieldwork Completed
Susan Palazzo
Fieldwork Completed
Mary Pancoast
Fieldwork Completed
Xinyan Peng
Pre-Fieldwork
Natalie Pope
Pre-Fieldwork
Xiaolei Qu
Pre-Fieldwork
Saad Quasem
Pre-Fieldwork
Alessandro Questa
Fieldwork Completed
Grace Reynolds
Fieldwork Completed
Jessica Rigney
Pre-Fieldwork
Giancarlo Rolando
Fieldwork Completed
Ekaterina Sevastakis
Pre-Fieldwork
Harri Siikala
Fieldwork Completed
Sheena Singh
Fieldwork Completed
Gregory Sollish
Pre-Fieldwork
Josh Wayt
Pre-Fieldwork
Michael Wenzel
Conducting Field Research
LuAnn Williams
Fieldwork Completed
Uzma Zafar
Pre-Fieldwork
Mingyun Zhang
Pre-Fieldwork