1993 …2020

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Personal profile

Personal profile

Mark Pedelty is a Professor of Communication Studies, Affiliate Professor of Anthropology, and Fellow at the Institute on the Environment. His research deals with music and sound as environmental communication. Dr. Pedelty published "A Song to Save the Salish Sea: Musical Performance as Environmental Activism" (Indiana University Press, 2016), a book about environmentalist musicians and movements in Washington State and British Columbia. As part of a linked project, Pedelty produces, directs, and composes music videos for Ecosong.Net, watershed districts, and environmental nonprofits. These productions have earned numerous film festival awards and official selections. In 2012 Dr. Pedelty published “Ecomusicology: Rock, Folk, and the Environment” (Temple University's Music Matters Series, 2012). His fieldwork in Mexico and Central America resulted in two earlier books (Routledge, 1995, and University of Texas Press, 2004). Pedelty has published numerous articles about music, media, and environment. Pedelty teaches environmental communication, musical communication, ethnographic methods, media studies, and global seminars in the UK and Latin America. Dr. Pedelty's community engagement, research, and teaching are dedicated to University of Minnesota's land grant mission to sustainably steward our public lands, waters, and resources.

Research interests

  • music
  • environment
  • communication
  • movements
  • Mexico
  • Pacific Northwest
  • media production

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Projects

Research Output

Environmental communication pedagogy: A survey of the field

Hamilton, J. & Pedelty, M., Jan 1 2017, Environmental Communication Pedagogy and Practice. Taylor and Francis, p. 36-44 9 p.

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter

1 Scopus citations

Further afield: Performance pedagogy, fieldwork, and distance learning in environmental communication courses

Pedelty, M. & Hamilton, J., Jan 1 2017, Environmental Communication Pedagogy and Practice. Taylor and Francis, p. 88-101 14 p.

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter

Of Poets and Prizes or 'Bob and Woody's Excellent Adventure'

Pedelty, M. H., 2017, 9 p. Milwaukee, WI : Society for Ethnomusicology.

Research output: Other contribution

Public Lands, Virtual Classroom: Teaching a Digitally Networked Field Course

Pedelty, M. H., 2017, Innovative Learning and Teaching: Experiments Across the Disciplines. Alexander, I. & Poch, R. (eds.). University of Minnesota Center for Educational Innovation, p. 2-10 8 p. (Making a Difference Series).

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter

Open Access

"We Live in the Lake": Ecomusicology as Community Pedagogy

Pedelty, M. H., 2017, In : Journal of music history pedagogy. 8, 1, p. 72-85 14 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Activities

  • 48 Submitted presentation or panel
  • 12 Invited presentation
  • 3 Participation in conference

Environmentalist Music in Global Perspective

Mark H Pedelty (Speaker)
Nov 2 2016

Activity: Talk typesSubmitted presentation or panel

Invited presentation on sound and environment

Mark H Pedelty (Speaker)
Apr 6 2016

Activity: Talk typesInvited presentation

What Does Environmental Justice Sound Like?”

Mark H Pedelty (Keynote speaker)
May 30 2015

Activity: Talk typesInvited presentation

Ecomusicology

Mark H Pedelty (Speaker)
Mar 18 2015

Activity: Talk typesInvited presentation

Embracing Dystopia, Communicating Opportunity: Musical Performance as Environmental Communication

Mark H Pedelty (Speaker), Joy Hamilton (Speaker), Luke Youngvorst (Speaker)
Nov 20 2015

Activity: Talk typesSubmitted presentation or panel

Fellowships, Honors, and Prizes

Climate Action Film Contest, General Public Vote 3rd Place

Mark H Pedelty (Recipient), 2017

Prize: Prize (including medals and awards)

  • Institute for Advanced Study Faculty Fellows, Fall 2009

    Ritu Bhatt (Recipient), Heidi Kiiwetinepinesiik Stark (Recipient), Jean M Langford (Recipient), Jenny Schmid (Recipient), Mark H Pedelty (Recipient), Nancy Luxon (Recipient) & Teresa Gowan (Recipient), Sep 1 2009

    Prize: Fellowship awarded competitively

    Mountain Seven Summits Film Festival, Best Music Video

    Mark H Pedelty (Recipient), 2017

    Prize: Prize (including medals and awards)

  • Mountain Sierra Nevada Film and Art Festival, Co-Winner, Best Music Video

    Mark H Pedelty (Recipient), 2017

    Prize: Prize (including medals and awards)

    Sustainability Shorts Film Festival, Best Call to Action

    Mark H Pedelty (Recipient), 2017

    Prize: Prize (including medals and awards)