Curriculum vitae

EDUCATION


Freie Universität Berlin, Dr. habil. (Anthropology), 1994

University of Cologne, Dr. habil. (Ethnomusicology), 1991

University of Cologne, Ph. D. (Ethnomusicology), 1978

Freie Universität Berlin, M.A., 1974


EMPLOYMENT


Endowed Chair of Music History, University of Texas at Austin, 1997-

Heisenberg Fellow, Department of Anthropology, Freie Universität Berlin, 1991-1996

Visiting Associate Professor, Department of Music, University of Chicago, 1990-1991

Assistant Researcher, Ethnographic Museum, Berlin, 1987-1989

Senior Research Officer, African Studies Institute, University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg, South Africa, 1986-87

Visiting Professor, Dept. of Social Anthropology, University of the Witwatersrand, 1986-87

Assistant Professor in Ethnomusicology, University of Natal, Durban, South Africa, 1981-1985


HONORS & AWARDS


Mercator Award, Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft, 2011

Alan P. Merriam Prize, Society for Ethnomusicology, 2000

Hamilton Book Award, University of Texas, Co-op Society, 2000

Arnold Rubin Outstanding Publication Award, Arts Council of the African Studies Association, 1998

Honorable Mention, Chicago Folkore Prize

Grammy nomination of album “Mbube Roots” for “Best Traditional Folk Recording 1987”


FELLOWSHIPS


Faculty Research Assignment, University of Texas at Austin, 2010

Senior Fellow, International Center for Cultural Studies, University of Vienna (declined), 2009

Visiting Professor (Deutscher Akademischer Austauschdienst – DAAD), 2007

Dean’s Fellow, University of Texas at Austin, 2003

Sawyer Fellowship, Advanced Study Center, University of Michigan, 1996

Heisenberg Fellowship (Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft) (equivalent to McArthur Foundation “Genius” Award), 1991-1996

Research Fellowship (Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft), 1989

Research Fellowship, Human Sciences Research Council, 1986

Fellowship, Staff Research Development Fund, University of Natal, 1982

Research Fellowship (Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft), 1979

Fellowship for Doctoral Research, Federal Republic of Germany, 1975-1976


RESEARCH EXPERIENCE

  

Music and Copyright Law in South Africa, 2009-2016

Indonesia (Music and Sufism in West Sumatra), 2001-2003

Europe (The History of Modern Aurality), 2000-2009

Cameroon (Popular Music, Media and the Public Sphere), 1995-1996

Ecuador (Música indigena and Politics in Riobamba), 1989

Ghana (Ethnicity and Labor Migration in the Ghanaian Gold Mining Industry), 1988

South Africa (Music and Popular Culture), 1981-1986

Lesotho (Music of the Basotho), 1982

Niger (Music and Spirit Possession in Maradi; Professional Musicians in Maradi), 1979

Cameroon (Professional Praise Singing and Power; Mbooku), 1975-1976

Morocco (Berber Music in the High Atlas), 1972


TEACHING EXPERIENCE


Mercator Professor, Humboldt University Berlin, 2011-12

Visiting Professor, Leuphana University Lüneburg Germany, 2007

Endowed Chair of Music History, University of Texas at Austin, 1997-

Visiting Professor, Department of Anthropology, Freie Universität Berlin, 1994-1996

Visiting Professor, Department of Anthropology, Freie Universität Berlin, 1993 

Visiting Associate Professor, Department of Music, University of Chicago, 1990-1991

Visiting Professor, Department of Sociology, Freie Universität Berlin, 1988-1989

Visiting Lecturer, Department of African Studies, University of Frankfurt, 1988

Visiting Lecturer, Department of Anthropology, Freie Universität Berlin, 1987-1988

Visiting Professor, Department of Social Anthropology, University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg, 1986-1987

Assistant Professor in Ethnomusicology, University of Natal, Durban, 1981-1985