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Jason Stanyek

Associate Professor, Ethnomusicology, Faculty of Music; Fellow, St John’s College

Jason Stanyek teaches at the University of Oxford where he is Associate Professor of Ethnomusicology and Tutorial Fellow at St. John’s College. Before arriving to Oxford he was Assistant Professor at New York University, Visiting Associate Professor at Harvard University, and External Faculty Fellow at the Stanford Humanities Center. His research on Brazilian music and dance has appeared in a range of academic journals and edited volumes. He edited an interdisciplinary issue of the journal Critical Studies in Improvisation entitled ‘Brazilian Improvisations/Improvisações Brasileiras’ ( and was guest producer for an hour-long radio show called ‘The Brazilian Diaspora in the United States’ for Public Radio International’s long-running programme ‘Afropop Worldwide’ ( He also frequently writes on music technology. The two-volume Oxford Handbook of Mobile Music Studies (co-edited with Sumanth Gopinath) was published in early 2014 and “Deadness: Technologies of the Intermundane”—co-written with Benjamin Piekut and published in TDR—was given the Association of Theater in Higher Education’s Outstanding Article Award in 2011 and was also named by MIT Press as one of the 50 most influential articles published across all of its journals over the past 50 years. From 2013-2018 he will serve as Reviews Editor of the journal Twentieth-Century Music.