Georgina Born

Georgina Born

Georgina Born is Professor of Music and Anthropology at Oxford University and a Professorial Fellow of Mansfield College. She worked as a musician on cello and bass guitar, performing with the groups Henry Cow, Art Bears, Mike Westbrook Orchestra, Michael Nyman Band and other ensembles, and improvised music with the London Musicians’ Collective and Derek Bailey’s Company. Born’s work combines ethnographic studies and theoretical writings on music, media and cultural production. Recent publications are “Interdisciplinarity: Reconfigurations of the Social and Natural Sciences” (Routledge 2013); "Music, Sound and Space" (Cambridge, 2013); and “Improvisation and Social Aesthetics” (Duke, 2017). From 2010 to 2015 she directed the ERC-funded major research programme “Music, Digitisation, Mediation: Towards Interdisciplinary Music Studies”. Among her visiting professorships are, from 2013 to 2015, holding the Schulich Distinguished Visiting Chair in Music at McGill University (Montreal, Canada) and the Bloch Professorship in Music, University of California, Berkeley, and being an Honorary Professor in Anthropology, University College London. She is a Fellow of the British Academy where she chairs the section on Culture, Media and Performance.

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