New Library/Archives Assistant
Lucas Henry joins the Swenson Center team this fall as the Library/Archives Assistant. He is also a Visiting Instructor in Scandinavian Studies.
Lucas is an ethnomusicologist (ABD), studying popular music and jazz in Europe, particularly in Scandinavia. His research involves musicians and music festivals in Europe, their engagement with the European Commission’s Creative Europe Program, and the role of popular music in EU integration.
Lucas completed fieldwork for his dissertation project at six Nordic music festivals in Sweden (Bråvalla, Way Out West), Denmark (Roskilde), Finland (Ruisrock), Norway (Slottsfjellfestivalen), and Iceland (Iceland Airwaves); popular music industry conferences in the Netherlands (Eurosonic) and Germany (Reeperbahn); and at the European Commission in Brussels.
In addition to his doctoral work, Lucas previously taught courses as a member of the music studies faculty at Temple University, and as an instructor for the European Union Center at the University of Illinois. In addition, Lucas has previous work experience in libraries, supervising the audio recordings collection at Temple University and the Circulation/Reserve desk at Virginia Tech. Lucas has also worked as an archives assistant in the Archives of Appalachia at East Tennessee State University.