Fredara Mareva Hadley is an ethnomusicology professor at Juilliard in the music history department. Hadley teaches courses on jazz history, African American music, and ethnomusicology, and her research centers on the diverse musical legacies and impact of Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs). Her publications include the ICTM Yearbook and Journal of Popular Music Studies as well as outlets including The Washington Post and Billboard Magazine. She’s presented her research at academic conferences both domestically and abroad. Hadley’s other area of research focuses on Shirley Graham DuBois and the influence of musical pan-Africanism in her opera Tom Tom (1932) and her ongoing political engagement. Hadley earned her undergraduate and masters’s degree from Florida A&M University and Clark-Atlanta University, respectively, and her PhD in ethnomusicology from Indiana University.