Kip Grosvenor Hutchins


  • Visiting Assistant Professor in Anthropology, and Environmental Studies


  • BA, folklore and ethnomusicology, Indiana University, 2012
  • MA, anthropology, University of Wisconsin-Madison, 2015
  • PhD, anthropology, University of Wisconsin Madison, 2020


Kip Hutchins is a cultural anthropologist whose research focuses on the relationship between music and the environment in northern Asia. His current project examines the role of non-human animals in the transmission of musical cultural heritage in post-socialist Mongolia. 

In keeping with these interests, he teaches courses that introduce students to a variety of ways that people use music to interact with the environment, particularly in northeast Asia. He also teaches environmentally focused qualitative research methods to give students the tools to analyze interwoven social and ecological problems. 

He has a bachelor’s degree from Indiana University in folklore and ethnomusicology, and a master’s degree and PhD in anthropology from the University of Wisconsin-Madison.

Fall 2024

Environment and Expression in Appalachia — FYSP 171
Music and the Environment in Northeast Asia — ANTH 217

Spring 2025

Introduction to Cultural Anthropology — ANTH 101
Environment and Society — ENVS 101