Josh Kun, Professor of Communication and Journalism at USC Annenberg, and Berlin-based cultural journalist Rasha Hilwi, will present "Music and Cultures of Migration."
This guest lecture is part of the "Sound Knowledges" series, a Humanities Council Magic Project curated by Gavin Steingo.
About the Series:
In the past decade, “sound studies” has developed as a major field of scholarly investigation. Often conceptualized as an alternative to visually-oriented studies of media and society, sound studies has foregrounded otherwise neglected histories of listening and the acoustic, and has situated audition as a central figure in the production of cultural, social, and scientific knowledge. But despite continued calls for an approach that would cut across different modalities of knowledge production, research on sound remains woefully compartmentalized. By bringing together theorists, artists, and practitioners, this series promises to foster a more robust and genuinely crossdisciplinary approach to sonic knowledge.