Julia M. Hamilton

Organizing Committee Member

Julia Hamilton is a Lecturer in Music at Columbia University, where she received her PhD in 2021. Her dissertation explored connections between popular abolitionism and British musical culture in the late eighteenth century, with a particular focus on the ways female amateur musicians used their everyday musical activities to enact political change. She has published an article on British women’s abolitionism and domestic music-making in Studies in Eighteenth Century Culture, and is currently working on a book project that traces the shifting musical approaches to British antislavery activism from the 1760s to the 1840s.