University of Toronto Scarborough, Canada
Laura Risk is an Assistant Professor of Music and Culture in the department of Arts, Culture and Media at the University of Toronto Scarborough, with a graduate cross-appointment in the Faculty of Music at the University of Toronto. Her research examines the formation of musical genres and the mechanics of innovation within aural musical communities. Laura has published in Ethnomusicology and MUSICultures and served as editor for the online Music in Action Journal. She is co-author of the two-volume music collection The Glengarry Collection: The Highland Fiddle Music of Aonghas Grant and co-producer of the CD Douglastown: Music and Song from the Gaspé Coast, for which she received the 2014 Prix Mnémo for documentation of traditional music and dance in Quebec. Laura is also active as a performer and teacher of traditional fiddle music.