Vanessa Blais-Tremblay is the recipient of a 2014 SOCAN Foundation/CUMS Award for Writings on Canadian Music for her paper entitled: "Don't Pocohontas Me: Modernity and Transnational Politics in Tanya Tagaq's Throat Games with Concert Stage String Ensembles."
Vanessa Blais-Tremblay is a PhD student in Musicology and Gender, Sexuality, and Feminist Studies at the Schulich School of Music of McGill University. She is a recipient of the Doctoral Bombardier Fellowship from the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council in Canada (2012). At the Schulich School of Music she is supervised by Prof. Lisa Barg. Ms. Blais-Tremblay has presented her work on contemporary Inuit throat singing practices and issues of gender and colonialism at the Guelph Jazz Colloquium in 2012, and more recently, at McGill's Institute of Gender, Sexuality and Feminist Studies conference. She has also delivered papers on the erotic black-note madrigal at the annual meeting of the American Musicological Society and at the MedRen conference.
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