/ About the Authors

Music & Politics

Volume 12, Number 2

Summer 2018

Peter Kupfer is Associate Professor of Musicology at Southern Methodist University in Dallas, TX. He received his Ph.D. from the University of Chicago with a dissertation on the Soviet musical comedy films of Grigory Aleksandrov and Isaak Dunayevsky. His research employs historical and empirical methods to analyze the perception and reception of music, ideology, and moving images, with particular interests in twentieth-century Russian/Soviet music and classical music in film, television, and advertising. His work has appeared in the Journal of Musicology, Twentieth-Century Music, Music and the Moving Image, and he is a contributor to Classical Music in the German Democratic Republic (Camden House, 2015), Rethinking Prokofiev (Oxford, forthcoming 2018), and The Oxford Handbook of Music and Advertising (forthcoming 2019).

Lauren Eldridge is an administrator with the UNCF/Mellon Programs and a lecturer at Spelman College. She received her Ph.D. from the University of Chicago in Music in 2016. Her current research topics include classical music in Haiti, the politics of international development, and the aesthetic manifestations of social justice movements.

Charles Fairchild is an Associate Professor of Popular Music at the University of Sydney and the author of Sounds, Screens, and Speakers (Bloomsbury, 2019), Danger Mouse’s The Grey Album (Bloomsbury, 2014), and Music, Radio and the Public Sphere (Palgrave, 2012). His work focuses on cultural mediation in the music industry, focusing especially on the period from 1980 to the present, examining how intermediaries within different kinds of institutions shape the ways people consume and make meaning from music.

Elizabeth Turner is a senior lecturer at Auckland University of Technology in New Zealand. She teaches and advises on academic and research writing and contributes to courses in the English and New Media studies programme. Elizabeth’s current research and more recent journal articles draw on the philosophy and theory of Mikhail Bakhtin, which conceptualize utterances as ethical acts, and conceive meaning as contingent on political, social and cultural context.

Luis Velasco-Pufleau is postdoctoral researcher at the University of Fribourg and associated research fellow at the Fondation Maison des Sciences de l’Homme (FMSH). His research focuses on political, historical, and aesthetics issues of music and sound, in particular related to conflict and violence. After completing his PhD in Music and musicology at Paris-Sorbonne University in 2011, he was a postdoctoral researcher at the École des Hautes Études en Sciences Sociales (EHESS), and University of Salzburg, as well as a Balzan visiting fellow at the University of Oxford.