Cogut Institute for the Humanities

Anna Wright

Collaborative Humanities Fellow, Music
Last updated June 22, 2023


Anna Wright is a fourth-year doctoral candidate in the Department of Music. Her research interests focus on Scottish traditional music and nationalism and include gender and sexuality studies and disability studies. Her current work examines madness in bagpiping discourse, following how accusations of madness reveal historical censorship of contradictory narratives and individuals, contrasted with modern discourses that tactfully leverage madness as a means to allow for a plurality of simultaneous truths. She has a background in performance, and before coming to Brown, she studied at the University of British Columbia, where she earned M.A. degrees in saxophone performance and ethnomusicology. She plays pipes in her spare time and is originally from Edinburgh.