Eric Fillion is adjunct professor and Buchanan postdoctoral fellow in the Department of History at Queen’s University. His research explores the social and symbolic importance of music, within countercultures and in Canadian international relations. His ongoing work on cultural diplomacy and Canadian-Brazilian relations builds on the experience he has acquired as a musician. It also informs his current research on the postwar Canadian cultural public sphere: his two main projects examine the political art of the internationalist left and the music festival phenomenon. An affiliate of the North American Cultural Diplomacy Initiative (NACDI), Eric Fillion is the founder of the Tenzier archival record label and co-editor of the journal Critical Studies in Improvisation. He is the author of JAZZ LIBRE et la révolution québécoise: musique-action, 1967-1975 and Distant Stage: Quebec, Brazil, and the Making of Canada’s Cultural Diplomacy. His next book, provisionally titled Swirling Notes: Lou Hooper and North American Jazz History (co-edited with Sean Mills and Désirée Rochat), is under contract with McGill-Queen’s University Press.
Ph.D. (valedictorian), Concordia University, 2019
M.A., Concordia University, 2012
B.Ed., McGill University, 2002
Email address: eric[@]ericfillion[.]org
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