Lecturer of American Studies, University of Copenhagen

My current project seeks to investigate narratives of national and transnational identities in the context of the transatlantic jazz culture. Jazz’ hybrid origins establish a starting point from which it continues to migrate across national, ethnic, and cultural borders in a continued creolization.

I wish to investigate how jazz and local music cultures interact and intermingle with a focus on the European scene. The study will be based on case studies from the US and four European countries: Denmark, Spain, France and the UK (including Scotland and Ireland), emphasising how the transatlantic and transnational travels of both the music and its performers constitute articulations of internationalism and cosmopolitanism.

Experience

  • –present
    Lecturer of American Studies, University of Copenhagen

Publications

  • 2006
    Representations of Jazz in America at the Turn of the 21st Century, Danish Yearbook of Musicology