Here is the full text of my talk for the 2017 SPEP meeting. I’ve printed the introduction below. Traditionally, in Anglo-American and Continental philosophy, music is addressed as the object of philosophical analysis: it is either a case study for…

I have a full draft of the whole book, and I’ve just finished revising the introduction to reflect all the changes and additions I made over the summer. It has a more nuanced version of the argument, and a full…

2017 brings some big life changes for me, so I thought I’d update everyone on what’s happening and how that’s affecting my work. My partner will be starting a teaching gig at a prep school in Connecticut this fall. This…

Back in 2014 I started working on this book chapter about feminist new materialism. I was trying to figure out what’s at stake in new materialist theorists’ widespread adoption of acoustic or acoustic-like metaphors: resonance, vibration, diffraction, etc. Here’s the…

I’m giving the opening keynote at IASPM-International this Monday the 26th June. Here’s the full text of the talk. In case my slides don’t work on the projector, here they are.

On Friday the 23rd of June I’ll be talking at the University of Groningen. Here’s the text of the talk. It’s a significantly revised version of the talk I gave at NYU in April that clarifies more of what’s going…

I did some longform radio appearances this spring. Here is an interview I did on Southern Wonder, a program on Charlotte Community Radio. I talked mostly about my research and writing. Here is my appearance on NPR’s On Point, discussing…

Most of my posts are about research, but this is a post about pedagogy. This semester in my Theories of Sound & Music course, I tried out a kind of assignment that I was assigned as an undergraduate and graduate…

In the early 2010s, neoliberalism’s demand to intensify risk and maximize reward had pop culture riding a maximalist high.[1] People wore tshirts and baseball hats emblazoned with neon “YOLO”s (You Only Live Once) and listened to a seemingly endless number…

This is a quick post; I’m sure I’ll come back to it later. However, I have some thoughts I want to capture before they’re gone.   After reading and teaching Ashon Crawley’s Blackpentecostal Breath, I’ve been thinking a lot about…