I joined St John’s College as a Tutorial Fellow in October 2012. I am also Associate Professor of Ethnomusicology at Oxford’s Faculty of Music, where I lecture on topics ranging from ‘Brazilian Music’ to ‘Global Hip Hop’, from ‘The History of Electronic Music’ to ‘Music Ethnography’. Before moving to the UK, I was a professor at New York University and also served as Visiting Associate Professor at Harvard University and External Faculty Fellow at Stanford University.
My research has two main trajectories: (1) Brazilian music and dance and (2) the history of music technology. Among my recent publications is The Oxford Handbook of Mobile Music Studies (2 volumes; co-edited with Sumanth Gopinath). My essay ‘Deadness: Technologies of the Intermundane’ (co-written with Benjamin Piekut), received the 2011 ‘Outstanding Essay Award’ from the Association for Theater in Higher Education and was selected by MIT Press/Journals as one of the 50 most influential articles out of the thousands published over the past 50 years in all of their journals across all disciplines. I am currently editor of 33 1/3 Brazil, a new series of short monographs that will expand Bloomsbury’s long-running 33 1/3 series and I am co-editor (with Julian Johnson) of the Cambridge UP journal Twentieth-Century Music.