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History and theory of ethnomusicology

Popular Music Studies

Turkish popular musics

Rap music and hip-hop youth culture

Music and place

Music and diaspora

Indigenous music of the Bolivian Andes

Courses in the MA program in ethnomusicology and musicology

BA course "Music in World Cultures"

BA course "Popular Music Studies"

BA course "Musikk, kultur og samfunn"

Program coordinator for MA in ethnomusicology and musicology

Vitenskapelig artikkel
  • Vis forfatter(e) (2017). Who are the Laz? Cultural identity and the musical public sphere on the Turkish Black Sea coast. The world of music (Wilhelmshaven). 83-113.
  • Vis forfatter(e) (2016). The Play of Colors: Staging Multiculturalism in Norway. Dansk Musikforskning Online. 187-201.
  • Vis forfatter(e) (2016). "The land of our origin": Music and history in the Norway-Azerbaijan Connection. Yearbook for Traditional Music. 115-135.
  • Vis forfatter(e) (2015). Theorizing diaspora and music. Lidé města. 201-219.
  • Vis forfatter(e) (2015). Self-censorship as Critique: The Case of Turkish Rapper Sagopa Kajmer. Dansk Musikforskning Online. 37-53.
  • Vis forfatter(e) (2012). Theory and Method in Popular Music Analysis: Text and Meaning. Studia Musicologica Norvegica. 86-108.
  • Vis forfatter(e) (2011). "Türkçe Rapın Kız Sesi": Ayben'in Müziğinde Toplumsal Cinsiyet ve Vokal Nitelik. Porte akademik. 413-423.
  • Vis forfatter(e) (2009). Berlin-Frankfurt-Istanbul: Turkish Hip-Hop in Motion. European Journal of Cultural Studies. 305-327.
  • Vis forfatter(e) (2008). Music as Culture? Reflections on an Ethnomusicological Moment. Studia Musicologica Norvegica. 68-90.
  • Vis forfatter(e) (2006). Hardcore Muslims: Islamic themes in Turkish rap in diaspora and in the homeland. Yearbook for Traditional Music. 59-78.
  • Vis forfatter(e) (2005). 'Living underground is tough': authenticity and locality in the hip-hop community in Istanbul, Turkey. Popular Music. 1-20.
  • Vis forfatter(e) (2005). "Listening to Istanbul": Imagining Place in Turkish Rap Music. Studia Musicologica Norvegica. 46-67.
  • Vis forfatter(e) (2004). Musikalske konstruktioner af sted og identitet i Bolivias højland. Jordens Folk. 48-53.
  • Vis forfatter(e) (2000). Dueling landscapes: Singing places and identities in highland Bolivia. Ethnomusicology. 257-280.
  • Vis forfatter(e) (1994). Coplas de Todos Santos in Cochabamba: Language, music, and performance in Bolivian Quechua song dueling. Journal of American Folklore. 378-414.
Vitenskapelig foredrag
  • Vis forfatter(e) (2019). The musical aestheticization of exile: Zaza (Kurdish-Alevi) musicians between Turkey and Germany.
  • Vis forfatter(e) (2019). Reflections on music and exile: Experience, aesthetics, and the present-absence.
  • Vis forfatter(e) (2019). Music and the body: From cognition to performance.
  • Vis forfatter(e) (2018). The Play of Colors: Staging Multiculturalism in Norway .
  • Vis forfatter(e) (2018). Reflections on music and exile: Experience, aesthetics, and the present-absence.
  • Vis forfatter(e) (2018). Reflections on music and exile.
  • Vis forfatter(e) (2018). Postcolonial Discourse and Musical Performance: Mimicry and Ambivalence in the Bolivian Andes .
  • Vis forfatter(e) (2017). Who are the Laz? Music and cultural identity on the Turkish Black Sea coast.
  • Vis forfatter(e) (2017). Voices from the margins: Minorities and musical activism in Turkey.
  • Vis forfatter(e) (2017). Transculturality, Hybridity and Music: From Aesthetics to Politics and Back Again.
  • Vis forfatter(e) (2017). The Land of Our Origin: Music and History in the Norway–Azerbaijan Connection.
  • Vis forfatter(e) (2017). Reflections on music and exile: Experience, aesthetics, and the present-absence .
  • Vis forfatter(e) (2017). Postcolonialism and ethnomusicology: Issues, challenges, and prospects.
  • Vis forfatter(e) (2016). Who are the Laz? Ethnicity and the musical public sphere on the Turkish Black Sea coast.
  • Vis forfatter(e) (2016). The play of colors: Staging multiculturalism in Norway.
  • Vis forfatter(e) (2016). The play of colors: Staging multiculturalism in Norway.
  • Vis forfatter(e) (2016). The musical aestheticization of exile: Zaza (Kurdish-Alevi) musicians between Turkey and Germany.
  • Vis forfatter(e) (2016). "The land of our origin": Music, time and space in the Norway-Azerbaijan connection.
  • Vis forfatter(e) (2015). The play of colors: Staging multiculturalism in Norway.
  • Vis forfatter(e) (2015). The play of colors: Staging multiculturalism in Norway.
  • Vis forfatter(e) (2015). On playing badly: Non-outstanding performers and the construction of ethnomusicological knowledge.
  • Vis forfatter(e) (2015). Music and race in American cartoons: Multimedia, subject position, and the racial imagination.
  • Vis forfatter(e) (2014). Theorizing music and diaspora.
  • Vis forfatter(e) (2014). The play of colors: Staging multiculturalism in Norway.
  • Vis forfatter(e) (2014). The girl's voice in Turkish rap: Gender and vocality in the music of Ayben [invited keynote speech].
  • Vis forfatter(e) (2014). Reflections on music and exile.
  • Vis forfatter(e) (2014). Music in the Norway-Azerbaijan Connection: Distant Neighbors, Imagined Pasts.
  • Vis forfatter(e) (2014). Music and ritual: Ethnomusicological perspectives.
  • Vis forfatter(e) (2014). Music and Race in American Cartoons.
  • Vis forfatter(e) (2013). “Listening to Istanbul”: Imagining Place in Turkish Rap Music.
  • Vis forfatter(e) (2013). Music and Race in American Cartoons.
  • Vis forfatter(e) (2013). Dancing the Landscape: Music and Movement in a Highland Bolivia Pilgrimage.
  • Vis forfatter(e) (2013). "His Bird Doesn't Stand Up": Gendered Dimensions of Music Censorship in Turkey.
  • Vis forfatter(e) (2012). Self-censorship as critique: The case of Turkish rapper Sagopa Kajmer.
  • Vis forfatter(e) (2012). Reflections on music and exile.
  • Vis forfatter(e) (2012). Music and identity: Text, performance, embodiment.
  • Vis forfatter(e) (2012). Ethnic and racial stereotypes in American cartoons.
  • Vis forfatter(e) (2012). Competition, performance interaction and society in Highland Bolivia.
  • Vis forfatter(e) (2012). Azeri rap music and oral poetry between tradition and modernity.
  • Vis forfatter(e) (2012). "The girl's voice in Turkish rap": Gender and vocality in the music of Ayben. [Invited keynote speech.].
  • Vis forfatter(e) (2011). “The Girl’s Voice in Turkish Rap”: Vocality and the Patriarchal Bargain in the Life and Music of Ayben.
  • Vis forfatter(e) (2011). “His Bird Doesn't Stand Up": Censoring the Female Rapping Voice in Turkey.
  • Vis forfatter(e) (2011). When media fail.
  • Vis forfatter(e) (2011). Theorizing music and diaspora.
  • Vis forfatter(e) (2011). Performing indigeneity: Aesthetics and politics of folkloric festivals in highland Bolivia.
  • Vis forfatter(e) (2011). "His bird doesn't stand up": Censorship of the female rapping voice in Turkey.
  • Vis forfatter(e) (2010). Turkish hip-hop in motion.
  • Vis forfatter(e) (2010). On playing badly and the limits of musical knowledge.
  • Vis forfatter(e) (2010). "The girl's voice in Turkish rap": Gender, vocality and subjectivity in the life and music of Ayben.
  • Vis forfatter(e) (2010). "The girl's voice in Turkish rap": Gender and subjectivity in the life and music of Ayben.
  • Vis forfatter(e) (2009). Where is the postcolonial in ethnomusicology?
  • Vis forfatter(e) (2009). The Oriental Body on the European Stage: Producing Turkish Cultural Identity on the Margins of Europe.
  • Vis forfatter(e) (2009). Performing indigeneity: Aesthetics and politics of folkloric festivals in highland Bolivia.
  • Vis forfatter(e) (2009). Hardcore Muslims: Islamic Themes in Turkish Rap between Diaspora and Homeland.
  • Vis forfatter(e) (2009). Ethnomusicological Perspectives on Improvisation.
  • Vis forfatter(e) (2009). Berlin-Frankfurt-Istanbul: Turkish Hip-Hop in Motion.
  • Vis forfatter(e) (2009). Berlin-Frankfurt-Istanbul: Turkish Hip-Hop in Motion.
  • Vis forfatter(e) (2009). "The girl's voice in Turkish rap": Gender and vocality in the music of Ayben.
  • Vis forfatter(e) (2008). Who are the Laz? Music and cultural Identity on the Turkish Black Sea Coast.
  • Vis forfatter(e) (2008). Hardcore Muslims: Islamic themes in Turkish rap between diaspora and homeland.
  • Vis forfatter(e) (2008). "The girl's voice in Turkish rap": Gender, poetics & difference.
  • Vis forfatter(e) (2007). Whose diaspora? Lessons from "Turkish Rap" in Germany.
  • Vis forfatter(e) (2007). Whose diaspora? Hybrid identities in "Turkish Rap" in Germany.
  • Vis forfatter(e) (2007). Whose diaspora? Hybrid identities in "Turkish Rap" in Germany.
  • Vis forfatter(e) (2007). Hardcore Muslims: Islamic themes in Turkish rap in diaspora and in the homeland.
  • Vis forfatter(e) (2007). Every way that I can? Turkey and the Eurovision Song Contest.
  • Vis forfatter(e) (2007). Diverse diasporas: Multiple identities in "Turkish Rap" in Germany.
  • Vis forfatter(e) (2006). Whose hybridity? Whose diaspora? Agency and identity in transnational musics.
  • Vis forfatter(e) (2006). Transformations of Turkish hip-hop nationalism, from diaspora to the homeland.
  • Vis forfatter(e) (2006). Berlin-Frankfurt-Istanbul: Local, trans-local, and global imaginaries in Turkish hip-hop.
Short communication
  • Vis forfatter(e) (2016). Conference report: XXXII European Seminar in Ethnomusicology. Musikk og tradisjon. 127-129.
  • Vis forfatter(e) (2014). Conference report: 8th International Symposium of the ICTM Study Group on Music and Minorities, 19-23 July, 2014, Osaka, Japan. Musikk og tradisjon. 137-138.
  • Vis forfatter(e) (2013). Conference report: 29th meeting of the European Seminar in Ethnomusicology (ESEM), 4-8 September 2013. Musikk og tradisjon. 121-122.
  • Vis forfatter(e) (2012). Conference report: Seventh Meeting of the ICTM Study Group Music and Minorities, 7–12 August 2012, Zefat, Israel. Musikk og tradisjon. 160-161.
Anmeldelse
  • Vis forfatter(e) (2019). Review of War, Exile and the Music of Afghanistan: The Ethnographer's Tale, by John Baily. Journal of Folklore Research.
  • Vis forfatter(e) (2019). Review of The Oxford Handbook of Popular Music in the Nordic Countries, edited by Fabian Holt and Antti-Ville Kärjä. Studia Musicologica Norvegica. 99-101.
  • Vis forfatter(e) (2017). Review of "The African Imagination in Music" by Kofi Agawu. The world of music (Wilhelmshaven). 125-129.
  • Vis forfatter(e) (2015). Review of Philip V. Bohlman (ed.), The Cambridge History of World Music. The world of music (Wilhelmshaven). 110-115.
  • Vis forfatter(e) (2015). Review of "Gentleman Troubadours and Andean Pop Stars: Huayno Music, Media Work, and Ethnic Imaginaries in Urban Peru," by Joshua Tucker. Ethnomusicology. 158-161.
  • Vis forfatter(e) (2014). Review of Creating Global Music in Turkey, by Koray Değirmenci. Popular Music. 365-367.
  • Vis forfatter(e) (2013). Review of Turkish Metal: Music, Meaning, and Morality in a Muslim Society, by Pierre Hecker. International Journal of Turkish Studies. 225-228.
  • Vis forfatter(e) (2012). Review of "Youth, Music and Creative Cultures: Playing for Life" by Geraldine Bloustien and Margaret Peters. Social Analysis: The International Journal of Anthropology. 148-149.
  • Vis forfatter(e) (2012). Review of "The Republic of Love: Cultural Intimacy in Turkish Popular Music" by Martin Stokes. Popular Music. 190-192.
  • Vis forfatter(e) (2012). Review of "Songs from the Thrice-Blooded Land: Ritual Music of the Toraja (Sulawesi, Indonesia)" by Dana Rappoport. Social Analysis: The International Journal of Anthropology. 146-148.
  • Vis forfatter(e) (2012). Review of "Opera Indigene: Re/presenting First Nations and Indigenous Cultures," edited by Pamela Karantonis and Dylan Robinson. Journal of Folklore Research.
  • Vis forfatter(e) (2012). Review of "Musicological Identities: Essays in Honor of Susan McClary," edited by Baur, Knapp and Warwick. Aldershot: Ashgate, 2008. 264 pp. ISBN: 9780754663027. Popular Music. 510-514.
  • Vis forfatter(e) (2011). Review of "Sailing on the Sea of Love: The Music of the Bauls of Bengal," by Charles Capwell. Journal of Folklore Research.
  • Vis forfatter(e) (2009). Among the Jasmine Trees: Music and Modernity in Contemporary Syria, by Jonathan Holt Shannon. Popular Music. 437-438.
  • Vis forfatter(e) (2008). Music and the Poetics of Production in The Bolivian Andes, by Henry Stobart. Journal of Latin American Studies. 376-378.
Vitenskapelig antologi/Konferanseserie
  • Vis forfatter(e) (2015). African Musics in Context: Institutions, Culture, Identity. Fountain Publishers.
  • Vis forfatter(e) (2012). Ethnomusicology in East Africa: Perspectives from Uganda and Beyond. Fountain Publishers.
  • Vis forfatter(e) (2011). Music and Identity in Norway and Beyond. Essays Commemorating Edvard Grieg the Humanist. Fagbokforlaget.
Vitenskapelig Kapittel/Artikkel/Konferanseartikkel
  • Vis forfatter(e) (2021). Made in Almanya: The Birth of Turkish Rap. 11 sider.
  • Vis forfatter(e) (2020). Dancing the Landscape: Music, Place, Collective Memory, and Identity in a Highland Bolivia Pilgrimage. 22 sider.
  • Vis forfatter(e) (2018). Azerbaijani Rap Music and Oral Poetry Between "the Folk" and "the Popular". 23 sider.
  • Vis forfatter(e) (2017). 'His Bird Doesn't Stand Up': Gendered Dimensions of Music Censorship in Turkey. 22 sider.
  • Vis forfatter(e) (2015). Theorising Diaspora, Hybridity and Music. 42 sider.
  • Vis forfatter(e) (2015). Introduction. 1 sider.
  • Vis forfatter(e) (2014). Performing Indigeneity: Poetics and Politics of Music Festivals in Highland Bolivia. 21 sider.
  • Vis forfatter(e) (2014). Music and Race in American Cartoons: Multimedia, Subject Position, and the Racial Imagination. 25 sider.
  • Vis forfatter(e) (2013). The oriental body on the European stage: producing Turkish cultural identity on the margins of Europe. 29 sider.
  • Vis forfatter(e) (2013). Ayben: "The girl's voice in Turkish rap". 19 sider.
  • Vis forfatter(e) (2012). Where is the Postcolonial in Ethnomusicology? 36 sider.
  • Vis forfatter(e) (2011). Whose Diaspora? Hybrid Identities in "Turkish Rap" in Germany. 15 sider.
  • Vis forfatter(e) (2011). Introduction. 26 sider.
  • Vis forfatter(e) (2011). Hardcore Muslims: Islamic Themes in Turkish Rap between Diaspora and Homeland. 27 sider.
  • Vis forfatter(e) (2009). "Türkçe Rapin Kız Sesi": Ayben'in Müziğinde Toplumsal Cinsiyet ve Vokal Nitelik. 13 sider.
  • Vis forfatter(e) (2008). Diverse Diasporas: Multiple identities in 'Turkish Rap' in Germany. 12 sider.
  • Vis forfatter(e) (2008). 'Bu Vatan Bizim' ['This Land is Ours']: Nationalist Discourse in Turkish Rap Music. 19 sider.
  • Vis forfatter(e) (2007). Articulating the Historical Moment: Turkey, Europe, and Eurovision 2003. 11 sider.
  • Vis forfatter(e) (2006). Dueling landscapes: Singing places and identities in highland Bolivia. 17 sider.
Leksikonartikkel
  • Vis forfatter(e) (2006). Quechua. 208-216. I:
    • Vis forfatter(e) (2006). The Greenwood Encyclopedia of World Folklore and Folklife, volume 4: North and South America.
Vitenskapelig oversiktsartikkel/review
  • Vis forfatter(e) (2018). Review of Digital tradition: arrangement and labor in Istanbul's recording studio culture, by Eliot Bates. Ethnomusicology Forum. 111-113.
Innledning
  • Vis forfatter(e) (2012). Introduction. xiv-xvi.

Se fullstendig oversikt over publikasjoner i CRIStin.

Books edited: 

2011. Music and Identity in Norway and Beyond: Essays Commemorating Edvard Grieg the Humanist. Bergen: Fagbokforlaget.

2012. (co-edited with Sylvia Nannyonga-Tamusuza). Ethnomusicology in East Africa: Perspectives from Uganda and Beyond. Kampala: Fountain Publishers. 

2015. African Musics in Context: Institutions, Culture, Identity. Kampala: Fountain Publishers. 

Journal articles and book chapters (reverse chronological order):


2015. "Self-censorship as Critique: The Case of Turkish Rapper Sagopa Kajmer." Danish Musicology Online, special issue "Researching Music Censorship," pp. 37-53.

2015. "Theorising Diaspora, Hybridity and Music." In African Musics in Context: Institutions, Culture, Identity, ed. Thomas Solomon, 319-360. Kampala: Fountain Publishers.

2014. "Music and Race in American Cartoons: Multimedia, Subject Position, and the Racial Imagination." In Music and Minorities from Around the World: Research, Documentation and Interdisciplinary Study, ed. Ursula Hemetek, Essica Marks and Adelaida Reyes, 142-166. Newcastle: Cambridge Scholars Publishing.

2014. "Performing Indigeneity: Poetics and Politics of Music Festivals in Highland Bolivia." In Soundscapes from the Americas: Ethnomusicological Essays on the Power, Poetics, and Ontology of Performance, ed. Donna A. Buchanan, 143-163. Farnham: Ashgate. 

2013. "The Oriental Body on the European Stage: Producing Turkish Cultural Identity on the Margins of Europe." In Empire of Song: Europe and Nation in the Eurovision Song Contest, ed. Dafni Tragaki, 173-201. Lanham: Scarecrow Press. 

2013. "Ayben: 'The Girl's Voice in Turkish Rap.'" In Women Singers in Global Contexts: Music, Biography, and Identity, ed. Ruth Hellier, 73-91. Urbana: University of Illinois Press. 

2012. "Theory and Method in Popular Music Analysis: Text and Meaning." Studia Musicologica Norvegica 38:86-108. 

2012. "Where is the Postcolonial in Ethnomusicology?" In Ethnomusicology in East Africa: Perspectives from Uganda and Beyond, ed. Sylvia Nannyonga-Tamusuza and Thomas Solomon, 216-251. Kampala: Fountain Publishers. 

2011."Whose Diaspora?: Hybrid Identities in 'Turkish Rap' in Germany." In Music and Identity in Norway and Beyond: Essays Commemorating Edvard Grieg the Humanist, ed. Thomas Solomon, 253-267. Bergen: Fagbokforlaget. 

2011. "Hardcore Muslims: Islamic Themes in Turkish Rap between Diaspora and Homeland." In Muslim Rap, Halal Soaps, and Revolutionary Theater: Artistic Developments in the Muslim World, ed. Karin van Nieuwkerk, 27-54. Austin: University of Texas Press. [Revised version of 2006 article below.]

2010. "The Local and the Global in Turkish Rap Music: A View from Istanbul." Porte Akademik 1(1):242-252.

2009. "Berlin-Frankfurt-Istanbul: Turkish Hip-Hop in Motion." European Journal of Cultural Studies 12(3):305-327. 

2008. "Music as Culture? Reflections on an Ethnomusicological Moment." Studia Musicologica Norvegica 34:68-90.

2008. "Diverse Diasporas: Multiple identities in 'Turkish Rap' in Germany." In Music from Turkey in the Diaspora, ed. Ursula Hemetek and Hande Sağlam, 77-88. Vienna: Institut für Volksmusikforschung und Ethnomusikologie.

2008. "'Bu Vatan Bizim' ['This Land is Ours']: Nationalist Discourse in Turkish Rap Music." In Freedom and Prejudice: Approaches to Media and Culture, ed. Süheyla Kırca Schroeder and LuEtt Hanson, 204-222. Istanbul: Bahçeşehir University Press.

2007. "Articulating the Historical Moment: Turkey, Europe, and Eurovision 2003." In A Song for Europe: Popular Music and Politics in the Eurovision Song Contest,ed. Ivan Raykoff and Robert Tobin, 135-145. Aldershot: Ashgate.

2006. "Hardcore Muslims: Islamic Themes in Turkish Rap in Diaspora and in the Homeland." Yearbook for Traditional Music 38:59-78.

2006. "Quechua." In The Greenwood Encyclopedia of World Folklore and Folklife. Volume 4: North and South America, ed. William M. Clements, 208-216. Westport, CT: Greenwood Press.

2006. "Dueling Landscapes: Singing Places and Identities in Highland Bolivia." In Ethnomusicology: A Contemporary Reader, ed. Jennifer Post, 311-327. London: Routledge. [Revised version of 2000 article below.]

2005. "'Listening to Istanbul': Imagining Place in Turkish Rap Music." Studia Musicologica Norvegica 31:46-67.

2005. "'Living Underground is Tough': Authenticity and Locality in the Hip-hop Community in Istanbul, Turkey." Popular Music 24(1):1-20. University Press.

2004. "Musikalske Konstruktioner af Sted og Identitet i Bolivias Højland" ["Musical Constructions of Place and Identity in Highland Bolivia"]. Jordens Folk 39(3):48-53.

2000. "Dueling Landscapes: Singing Places and Identities in Highland Bolivia." Ethnomusicology 44(2):257-280.

1995. "Creando Etnicidad por Medio de la Música en el Norte de Potosí." Anales de la Reunión Anual de Etnología 1993, Tomo II. La Paz, Bolivia: Museo Nacional de Etnología y Folklore, pp.47-76.

1994. "Coplas de Todos Santos in Cochabamba: Language, Music, and Performance in Bolivian Quechua Song Dueling." Journal of American Folklore 107(425):378-414.

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