Max Schmeder
  • Pronouns he, him, his, his, himself
  • Title
    • Lecturer
  • Division Humanities Division
  • Department
    • Rachel Carson College
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  • Office Location
    • Rachel Carson College Academic Building, 000
  • Mail Stop Rachel Carson College Faculty Services

Summary of Expertise

  • PhD in Musicology (Columbia University)
  • MA in History of Science (UC Berkeley)
  • MA in Harpsichord Performance Practice (UC Santa Cruz)
  • BA in Math, Music, & History (UC Santa Cruz)

Research Interests

I am currently writing a book about the political and social connotations of certain harmonies in England circa 1800, provisionally titled Empire of Harmony: Modulation, Science, and Power in Georgian England.



Biography, Education and Training

I'm a former slug recently returned to the UCSC redwoods where I lecture in the Rachel Carson College Core program ("Environment and Society").  I've supplemented the core curriculum with readings that reflect some of my abiding interests: Environmental Justice in the SF Bay Area; Contemporary Guatemalan History and Politics; The History of the Concept of Nature.