Caitlin Carlos
Musicology – Research Focus: Nostalgia and cultural memory in rock music from the late 1960s and early 1970s

Caitlin Carlos is a PhD candidate in musicology at UCLA.  She received her M.A. in Historical Musicology from the University of Southern California in 2014.  She also earned an M.M. in Vocal Performance from the University of Redlands in 2011 and a Bachelors of Music degree in Vocal Performance from Chapman University in 2009. She is a recipient of the Pauley and Mellon Fellowships at UCLA, as well as the Graduate Research Mentorship Fellowship.  Caitlin received the Ciro Zoppo Graduate Student Award in 2018. Her current research interests include nostalgia and cultural memory in rock music from the late 1960s and early 1970s.  Her dissertation “Rock and Roll Fantasy: Dreaming of the Past in Early Seventies Rock” explores nostalgia and fantasy spaces as an avenue for social critique, as well as expressions of contemporary values.

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