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Associate Professor of Music, New York University

Brigid Cohen is Associate Professor of Music at New York University. She has taught and published on the politics of 20th-century avant-gardes, archive studies, diaspora and cosmopolitanism theory, 20th-century German-Jewish thought, histories of genocide, and intersections of music, literature, and the visual arts.

Her book "Stefan Wolpe and the Avant-Garde Diaspora" (Cambridge University Press, 2012) won the Lockwood Award from the American Musicological Society. She also edited and convened the round table “Edward Said and Musicology Today,” published in Journal of the Royal Musical Association in 2016.

Her second monograph, "Musical Migration and Imperial New York: Early Cold War Scenes," is forthcoming with University of Chicago Press in April, 2022.


  • 2019–present
    Associate Professor of Music, New York University
  • 2012–2019
    Assistant Professor of Music, New York University
  • 2008–2012
    Assistant Professor of Music, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill