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Byrd McDaniel

Byrd McDaniel is an ethnographer who analyzes music, digital worlds, listening norms, and American popular culture. He is a Postdoctoral Fellow at Emory University in the Bill and Carol Fox Center for Humanistic Inquiry.


Through online fan communities and digital platforms like TikTok, popular music is finding powerful new ways to shape everyday activism, protest, and resistance.

Byrd McDaniel