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George Athanasopoulos

COFUND/Marie Curie Junior Research Fellow, Durham University

I am a researcher in cognitive ethnomusicology with a focus on the cross-cultural perception of music, based at Humboldt Universität zu Berlin. I have conducted fieldwork in the U.K., Greece, Japan, Pakistan and Papua New Guinea. My work has been funded by the Marie Curie Foundation, the Great Britain Sasakawa Foundation, the University of Edinburgh, the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki and the Onassis Foundation. I am currently working on how music affects and is affected by socio-cultural factors.


  • 2021–present
    Lehrbeauftragter, Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin
  • 2020–2021
    Researcher, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki
  • 2018–2020
    COFUND/Marie Curie Research Fellow, Durham University


  • 2013 
    University of Edinburgh, PhD