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Sylvia Bruinders

Associate Professor of Musicology, University of Cape Town

Associate Professor Sylvia Bruinders is Head of Ethnomusicology and African Music at the South African College of Music at the University of Cape Town where she teaches courses in Ethnomusicology, African and World musics. Her monograph, Parading Respectability: The Cultural and Moral Aesthetics of the Christmas Bands Movement in the Western Cape, South Africa was supported through a Postdoctoral Fellowship of the African Humanities Program and published by NISC in 2017. She is currently the Director of the Mellon-funded Pan-African research project, Mapping Africa’s Musical Identities, which includes six universities on the African continent.

Experience

  • 2004–present
    Associate Professor, University of Cape Town

Education

  • 2012 
    University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign, PhD

Publications

  • 2017
    Parading Respectability: The Cultural and Moral Aesthetics of the Christmas Bands Movement in the Western Cape, South Africa, First Edition

Grants and Contracts

  • 2019
    Role:
    Associate Professor of Musicology
    Funding Source:
    National Research Foundation
  • 2019
    Mapping Africa's Musical Identities
    Role:
    Principal Investigator
    Funding Source:
    Andrew Mellon Foundation