Graham Peterson is an independent scholar and musician. He holds degrees in history and ethnomusicology from the University of New Hampshire and the University of Washington respectively. His research centers on issues in popular music, critical race theory, and music in media. Graham's research has been presented at national conferences for the Society for Ethnomusicology and the Society for American Music. In addition to his scholarly pursuits, Graham is also an active guitarist and has performed with ensembles in the Greater Boston Area, Seattle, and Cleveland.