F Moehn, foto, 2009
Nome / Name
Frederick J. Moehn

Contacto profissional/ Professional Contact
Endereço/ Address
Av. de Berna 26 C
1000 Lisboa


Telefone/ Phone
217933519/619
Fax
217977759
Email
fmoehn@fcsh.unl.pt

Filiação institucional / Institutional Affiliation
Universidade Nova de Lisboa/ FCSH

Categoria ou actividade / Activity
Investigador Auxiliar

Formação Académica/ Education
2001. Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.) em Ciências Musicais. New York University (Nova Iorque, EUA)
1996. Master of Arts (M.A.) em Ciências Musicais. New York University (Nova Iorque)
1988. Bachelor of Arts (B.A.) em Música (Produção e Gravação de Música). Berklee College of Music (Boston, EUA).

Domínio de especialização / Research domains
Etnomusicologia

Áreas de Interesse / Areas of Interest
Jazz in the US and abroad; music cultures of Latin America (esp. Brazil) and Lusophone Africa (esp. Angola)
Interconnections between music, race, class, and national identity
Music technologies, production aesthetics and new media
Music, community, and civil society

Research Interests
Jazz in the US and abroad; music cultures of Latin America (esp. Brazil) and Lusophone Africa (esp. Angola)
Interconnections between music, race, class, and national identity
Music technologies, production aesthetics and new media
Music, community, and civil society

Academic Positions and Teaching Experience
Research Associate, Institute for Ethnomusicology - Music and Dance (INET-MD), Universidade Nova de Lisboa, 2009-present
Assistant Professor, Music Department, Stony Brook University (SUNY), 2002-2009
Visiting Scholar (an unremunerated research invitation), Center for the Study of Race and Ethnicity, Columbia University, 2008-09
Graduate courses:
At the Universidade Nova de Lisboa:
Teoria e Métodos em Etnomusicologia (Theory and Methods in Ethnomusicology, graduate seminar taught in Portuguese)
Cultura Expressiva no Espaço Transcultural Lusófono (Expressive Culture in Space of Lusophone Transculturalism, taught in Portuguese)
At Stony Brook University:
Jazz Historiography and Discourse (Mus 541, Cross-Cultural Studies in Music, seminar)
Area Studies in Ethnomusicology: Cuba (Mus 536, seminar)
Area Studies in Ethnomusicology: Brazil (Mus 536, seminar)
Music and Race (Mus 541, Cross-Cultural Studies in Music, seminar)
Research Methods in Ethnomusicology (Mus 537, seminar)
Introduction to Music Research (Mus 500, music dept. core course, team taught)
Independent Studies (Mus 599); Directed Readings (Mus 697); DMA Doctoral essay revising (Mus 695); DMA Lecture recital preparation (Mus 696)
Undergraduate:
The Popular Song in Latin America (Mus 450, music majors)
Music in Latin America (Mus 319, non-majors, changing regional emphases each semester)
Music Cultures of the World (Mus 105, mixed majors and non-majors, with changing emphases)
The Arts in Society (Hon 201, Honors College, mixed majors and non-majors)

Adjunct Assistant Professor, Columbia University, School of International and Public Affairs (SIPA), Center for Brazilian Studies, 2002-5:
Social Movements in Brazil (seminar)
Race and Ethnicity in Brazil (seminar, taught in Portuguese)
Culture, National Identity and Civil Society in Brazil (seminar)

Adjunct Assistant Professor, Music Department, New York University, 2001-2
African-American Music in the US (undergraduate, 2-semester history course)
Also: Director, Latin American Music Ensemble at New York University, 1996

Editorial Position
Book Review Editor, Ethnomusicology, peer-reviewed journal, fall 2004-spring 2008

Prizes
Klaus P. Wachsmann Prize for Advanced and Critical Essays in Organology: "A Carioca Blade Runner, or How Percussionist Marcos Suzano Turned the Brazilian Tambourine into a Drum Kit, and other Matters of (Politically) Correct Music Making," Ethnomusicology, 2009.
Recognizes a publication that "advances the field of organology through the presentation of new data and by using innovative methods in the study of musical instruments" (awarded by the Society for Ethnomusicology).
Jaap Kunst Prize: "Music, Mixing and Modernity in Rio de Janeiro," Ethnomusicology Forum, 2008.
Recognizes "the most significant article in ethnomusicology written by a member of the Society for Ethnomusicology and published within the previous year."

Fellowships, Scholarships, and Grants
“Jazz em Portugal: Os legados de Luís Villas-Boas e do Hot Clube de Portugal” (Jazz in Portugal: The Legacies of Luís Villas-Boas and of the Hot Club of Portugal), Institute for Ethnomusicology – Music and Dance (INET-md), Univ. Nova de Lisboa. I am part of the research team. Awarded 90,000€ by the Fundação para a Ciência e para a Tecnologia (FCT), of the Portuguese government. Begins Jan. 2012.
Howard Foundation Fellowship ($25,000), fall 2008
Faculty of Arts, Humanities, and the lettered Social Sciences (FAHSS) Research and Interdisciplinary Initiatives Fund, Individual Development Grant (field research and equipment, $3,000), June 2009
FAHSS Research and Interdisciplinary Initiatives Fund, Individual Development Grant (field equipment, $2,500), June 2008
FAHSS Research and Interdisciplinary Initiatives Fund, Individual Development Grant (field equipment, $3,500), June 2007
United University Professions (UUP), Individual Development Award ($450), May 2007
FAHSS Research and Interdisciplinary Initiatives Fund, Individual Development Grant (book subvention, research funds, $3,500), Nov 2006
Dean’s Dissertation Fellowship, New York University, 1999-2000
Fulbright Scholarship, Brazil, 1998-99
Henry Mitchell MacCracken Fellowship, New York University, 1993-98
Dean’s Preliminary Ph.D. Fellowship, 1996
Foreign Language and Area Studies Fellowships (FLAS):
French, NYU in Paris, France, summer 1997
Portuguese, University of São Paulo, Brazil, summer 1995

Publications

Book
:
Contemporary Carioca: Technologies of Mixing in a Brazilian Music Scene (Duke Univ. Press, in press, May 2012)
http://www.dukeupress.edu/Catalog/ViewProduct.php?productid=11123

Selected Journal Articles
“Curating Community at the Jazz Museum in Harlem,” Jazz Perspectives (peer-reviewed, accepted, in progress)
“New Dialogues, Old Routes: Emergent Collaborations between Brazilian and Angolan Music Makers,”
Popular Music 30(2): 175-190, 2011 (refereed)
“A Carioca Blade Runner, or How Percussionist Marco Suzano Turned the Brazilian Tambourine into a Drum Kit, and Other Matters of (Politically) Correct Music Making,”
Ethnomusicology 53(2): 276-307, 2009 (refereed)
“Music, Mixing, and Modernity in Rio de Janeiro,”
Ethnomusicology Forum 17(2): 165-202, 2008 (refereed)
“Music, Citizenship, and Violence in Postdictatorship Brazil,”
Latin American Music Review 28(2): 180-219, 2007 (refereed)

Book Chapters (invited and peer-reviewed)
“We Live Daily in Two Countries: Audiotopias of Postdictatorship Brazil,” In Idelber Avelar and Christopher Dunn, eds. Popular Music, Citizenship, and Democracy in Brazil (Duke University Press; 2011)
“The Disc is not the Avenue: Schismogenetic Mimesis in Samba Recording.” In Greene and Porcello, eds.
Wired for Sound: Engineering and Technologies in Sonic Cultures, pp. 47-83. Wesleyan University Press, 2005. [The Society for Ethnomusicology awarded this book the Klaus P. Wachsmann Prize for Advanced and Critical Essays in Organology.]
“‘Good Blood in the Veins of this Brazilian Rio,’ or a Cannibalist Transnationalism.” In Dunn and Perrone, eds.
Brazilian Popular Music and Globalization, pp. 258-269. Gainesville, FL: University Press of Florida, 2001

Selected Recent Reviews

Review essay of Western Music and Race, edited by Julie Brown (Cambridge 2007). In Journal of the American Musicological Society 63(2): 402-415, 2010
Monk’s Music, by Gabriel Solis (UC Press 2008). In American Music 27(2): 258-263, 2009
Moro no Brasil and The sound of Rio: Brasileirinho, films directed by Mika Kaurismäki. In Journal of the Society for American Music 2(3): 454-457, 2008
Hello, Hello Brazil: Popular Music in the Making of Modern Brazil, by B. McCann (Duke 2004). In Latin American Music Review 28(2): 309-15, 2007
Review essay: “Colonial Era Brazilian Music: A Review Essay of Recent Recordings,”
Notes, vol. 62(2), 448-472, 2005
Review essay of three books:
Musical Migrations: Transnationalism and Cultural Hybridity in Latin/o America, ed. by F. R. Aparicio and C. F. Jáquez (Palgrave 2003); From Tejano to Tango: Essays on Latin American Popular Music, ed. by W. A. Clark (Garland 2002); and Situating Salsa: Global Markets and Local Meaning in Latin Popular Music, ed. by L. Waxer (Routledge 2002). In Ethnomusicology, 49(1): 137-142, 2005

Entries in Reference Works
“João Gilberto” and “Lambada.” The Grove Dictionary of American Music Second Edition (forthcoming)
“Samba”; “Samba Schools”; “Folk Traditions of Brazil.” In
Encyclopedia of African American Folklore (Greenwood Press, 2005).

On-line publications
"Race, Ethnicity, and Difference in a Contemporary Carioca Pop Music Scene." Diagonal, the Journal of the Center for Iberian and Latin American Music, University of Calif., Riverside http://cilam.ucr.edu/diagonal/index.html

“In the Tropical Studio: MPB Production in Transition,” on a Brazilian site dedicated to scholarship, journalism, commentary, and media pertaining to the Tropicália music movement: http://tropicalia.uol.com.br/site/internas/producao02.php

"Interpretive Issues in Latin American Choral Music," on
Latin American Choral Music:Contemporary Performance and the Colonial Legacy , edited by Janet Sturman: http://web.cfa.arizona.edu/sturman/CLAM/Pub1/Moehn.html

Selected Recent International Conference Papers
“Curating Community at the Jazz Museum in Harlem,” International Council for Traditional Music (ICTM), St. John’s, Newfoundland, 14 July 2011.
“Race, Ethnicity, and Difference in a Contemporary Carioca Pop Music Scene,” American Musicological Society (AMS) Annual Meeting, on the roundtable panel, Rethinking Race and Ethnicity in Brazilian Music, Indianapolis, 5 Nov 2010.
“Velhas trajetórias, novos diálogos: colaborações emergentes entre músicos brasileiros e angolanos,” Sociedad Ibérica de Etnomusicologia (SIBE), Lisbon, 28 Oct 2010
“Eu quero ver o que acontecer quando Zumbi chegar: Jorge Ben Jor and 1970s Rio de Janeiro,” Latin American Studies Association Annual Conference, Toronto, 10 Oct 2010
"New Dialogues/Old Routes: Emergent Collaborations between Brazilian and Angolan music Makers." Society for Ethnomusicology (SEM) Annual Congress, on a panel I organized called "Transatlantic Flows in the Lusophone World." Mexico City, 22 November, 2009
“Curating Community at the Jazz Museum in Harlem,” paper read at “Brilliant Corners: Jazz and its Cultures,” Stony Brook Humanities Institute 20th Anniversary Conference, April 2008
“‘Merchandise, Values, Symbolic Production, and Dialogue’: Gilberto Gil, World Music, and Globalization,” Brazilian Studies Association (BRASA) congress (on a panel I organized entitled “Cultural Politics, Digital Technologies, and Globalization: Minister Gilberto Gil’s Ambitious Agenda"), New Orleans, March 2008
“Listening to Gilberto Gil,” Society for Ethnomusicology (SEM) annual congress, Columbus (on a panel I co-organized entitled "Listening to Brazil"), Oct 2007
“Interpretive Issues in Latin American Colonial Choral Music,” International Symposium – Latin American Choral Music: Contemporary Performance and the Colonial Legacy, Tucson, Jan. 2007
“The Baroque Sociability of Urban Cannibals in Brazil,” Brazilian Studies Association (BRASA) biennial conference, Nashville, Oct. 2006
“The Virginia Woolf of Samba,“ Popular Musics of the Hispanic and Lusophone Worlds conference, Newcastle, UK, July 2006

Selected Invited Colloquia/Lectures
"New Dialogues, Old Routes: Emergent Collaborations between Brazilian and Angolan Music-makers." Department of Spanish and Portuguese; Center for Latin American Studies; Dept. of Music, University of Florida, Gainesville, 14 April 2011
"Brazil, Angola, and Musical Cultures of the Lusophone Black Atlantic." The Center for Afroamerican and African Studies (CAAS), University of Michigan, 17 Feb 2011
"Samba: An “historically extended, socially embodied argument.” Music Department, Amherst College, 7 Feb 2011
“Brazilian Music-Makers and Post-Civil War Angola,” UC Riverside Department of Music, 10 Nov 2010
"Alejo Carpentier and Ethnomusicology in the Americas," for symposium "Jornada «Alejo Carpentier: Todo futuro es fabuloso» Nos 30 anos da morte do escritor," Instituto de Estudos Ibéricos e Ibero-Americanos, Faculty of Social Sciences and Humanities, Universidade Nova de Lisboa (FCSH-UNL), 24 April 2010
"Race, Ethnicity, and Difference in a Contemporary Carioca Pop Music Scene," colloquium presented at the Rethinking Race and Ethnicity in Brazilian Music: 1600-Present symposium, University of California, Riverside, 4 February, 2010
Panelist for "The Unfinished Emancipation: Jazz and Freedom," with Stanley Crouch. National Jazz Museum in Harlem, 25 April, 2009
“Music and Citizenship in Brazil,” Tisch School of the Arts, New York University, guest lecture for “Performing Brazil,” taught by professors Stanyek and Browning, March 2008
“Music and Dual Citizenship in Brazil,” Inequalities in Latin America: Politics and Culture, workshop sponsored by the Latin American and Caribbean Studies Center (LACC) of Stony Brook University and the Rockefeller Foundation, Dec 2005

Invited Panel Appearances
“Com/fusões: a remixar Angola no Brasil” [Com/fusões: Remixing Angola in Brazil], Invited paper presented at the symposium Popular Musical Expressions from Both Sides of the Ocean, Instituto de Ciências Sociais [Institute for Social Sciences], panel chaired by Salwa Castelo-Branco, Lisbon, 11 Nov., 2009
“Ser brasilianista musical: reflexões e desafios,” [“On Being a musical Brazilianist: Reflections and Challenges”], Plenary Panel for Brazilian Association for Ethnomusicology (ABET), São Paulo, Brazil, Nov. 2006
“Creativity and Performance in the Circum-Caribbean World” Rockefeller Foundation Humanities Fellows conference, Roger Thayer Stone Center for Latin American Studies, Tulane University, March 2006 (discussant)

Participation in Professional Workshops
"How to Get Your Proposal Funded." The Levin Institute. Sponsored by: The Research Foundation of State University of New York and The University Faculty Senate, New York City, May 29, 2009.
Annual Assessment Conference,“Why Assessment Matters and Its Impact on Educational Success.” Teaching, Learning & Technology Center of Stony Brook University, Wang Center, March 27, 2009.
Social Science Research Council (SSRC) International Dissertation Field Research Fellowship faculty seminar, March 2005 (grant screeners were invited to discuss the current direction of social science research)
“Inexorable Inequalities? New Perspectives on Latin American Inequalities” workshop at Stony Brook Manhattan, May 2005 (invited discussant)

Selected Recent Professional Service
Program Committee, Brazilian Studies Association (BRASA) Congress, University of Illinois, 2012
Klaus P. Wachsmann Prize Committee, Society for Ethnomusicology, 2012
Fulbright National Screening Committee: Fulbright mtvU Award, 2012
Chair, Jaap Kunst Prize Committee, Society for Ethnomusicology (SEM): collected article nominations; distributed to prize committee members; determined evaluation criteria, methodology, and timetable; chaired discussions; and presented the award at the General Membership Meeting of the annual conference, 13 Nov 2010
Media Awards Selection Committee, Latin American Studies Association (LASA), 2009
Discussant for panel "Cultural Policy and the Performance of Multiculturalism," Latin American Studies Association Congress (LASA), Rio de Janeiro, 11 June, 2009
Grant screener, Social Science Research Council (SSRC), 2005

Organizer of panels:
Society for Ethnomusicology (SEM) annual conference, 18-22 November 2009: "Transatlantic Flows in the Lusophone World."
Brazilian Studies Association (BRASA) conference, 2008: “Cultural Politics, Digital Technologies, and Globalization: Minister Gilberto Gil's Ambitious Agenda”
Co-organizer (with Jason Stanyek) of panel for Society of Ethnomusicology (SEM) annual conference, 2007: “Listening to Brazil”
Anonymous peer review:
Book manuscripts/proposals:
Oxford University Press 2008, 2009, 2011 (3 book projects); WW Norton, 2008; University Press of Florida, 2005; Schirmer Books, 2002

Articles:
Latin American Music Review (1 article); Ethnomusicology (2 articles); Sociedad y Economia (Society and Economy, 1 article); Luso-Brazilian Review (several articles); Latin American Research Review (2 articles); Anthropology Quarterly (1 article); Music & Politics (1 article).

Selected University Service
Created and lead a series of professionalization workshops beginning with (1) "Digital Resources for Remaining Up-to-date in the Field and for Bibliographical Research" (18 March 2011), followed by (2) "How to Write a Strong Abstract" (1 April 2011) -- Institute for Ethnomusicology - Music and Dance (INET-MD) of the Universidade Nova de Lisboa, Portugal, 2011
Created two advanced Reading Groups at the Institute for Ethnomusicology - Music and Dance (INET-MD) of the Nova Universidade de Lisboa, Portugal (2009-present): "Recent Trends in Ethnomusicological Theory" (2009-present); and Lusophone Postcolonial Studies Today (2011; FB page: http://www.facebook.com/groups/EPLH.UNL/)
Coordinate visiting ethnomusicology speakers in the "Música em Contexto" colloquium series of the Institute for Ethnomusicology - Music and Dance (INET-MD), together with the Center for the Study of the Sociology and Aesthetics of Music (CESEM) of the Nova Universidade de Lisboa, Portugal (2009-present)
Chair of panel "Decolonizing Epistemological Efforts," Latin American & Caribbean Studies Center 9th Annual Graduate Conference: "1810-2010: Two Hundred Years of Postcolonial Futures," Stony Brook Manhattan, 9 April 2010
Chair and discussant of panel "Culture and Global Narratives," LACC Graduate Student Conference Latin America: A People Without Boundaries. Stony Brook Manhattan, 24 April, 2009
University Senate: Graduate Council, Stony Brook
Humanities Institute: Advisory Board, Stony Brook
Humanities Institute ad hoc planning committee for 2008 commemorative jazz symposium, spring 2008
Latin American and Caribbean Studies Center: Rockefeller Fellowship selection/policy committee
Campus Fulbright committee

Selected Other Service & Responsibilities
Advise MA and PhD students, Universidade Nova de Lisboa, 2009-present
Dissertation proposal jury, Moacyr Rodrigues, Isabel Campello, Bart Vanspauwen, Ana María Alarcón, Univ. Nova de Lisboa, 2010-2012
Wrote, administered (i.e. proctored), and evaluated ethnomusicology comprehensive exams (with J. Sugarman, and then with visiting assistant professor A. Eisenberg), 2007-2010
Grant-writing career workshop and guide, co-organized and co-authored with Ben Steege, spring 2009
Organized visiting workshops and speakers
Academic advisor for ethnomusicology/musicology graduate students at Stony Brook
Ph.D., dissertation committees:
Kassandra Hartford, “Race, Nation, Musical Modernism: Rio, Paris, New York, 1914-1945” (advisor)
Nicholas Tochka, “Politics, Power, and ‘Light Music’: Cultural Production in Albania, 1962-present.”
Luis Martin Carlos Gómez-Acuña,
Música Criolla: Cultural Practices and National Issues in Modern Peru, the Case of Lima 1920-1960. Successfully defended in the History Department, Stony Brook University, 30 Nov 2010
Alecia Barbour, “Music and Remembrance: Listening to U.S. Internment Camps, 1939-1947”
Bart Vanspauwen, Ana Maria Alarcón, Isabel Campello, Carla Minelli, doctoral students at Universidade Nova de Lisboa, thesis titles to be determined.

Selected Consulting and Other Work Experience
Cantos na Maré – Red. Invited participant for a two-day workshop on music markets, in connection with the Cantos na Maré Festival of Lusofonia, Pontevedra, Spain, 17-18 Dec. 2010 (http://www.cnmrede.org)
Radio France International-Português (RFI), Interviewed for and cited in the article, “Apesar de admitirem racismo nos EUA, analistas não acreditam que Obama perderá as eleições por ser negro” [“While Admitting That Racism Exists in the US, Analysts Do Not Believe Obama Will Lose the Election Because He is Black”], Oct. 2008
http://www.rfi.fr/bresilien/actu/articles/106/article_13159.asp
National Jazz Museum in Harlem: Interviewed by independent evaluators on the viability and effectiveness of the museum’s cultural programming, 2007

Selected Other Education
Classical vocal technique and repertoire with Bruce Norris (Metropolitan Opera Company), NYC, 2002-2004
Local musical traditions with Brazilian musicians: Nelson Faria (guitar), Celsinho Silva and Roberto Saliba (percussion), Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, 1998-99
French, NYU in France, Paris, summer intensive, 1997
German, Goethe Institute, Berlin, Germany, four months intensive, 1992

Professional Memberships
Society for Ethnomusicology (SEM); American Musicological Society (AMS); British Forum for Ethnomusicology (BFE); Latin American Studies Association (LASA); Brazilian Studies Association (BRASA); International Council for Traditional Music (ICTM); Sociedad Ibérica de Etnomusicologia (SIBE)

Other Memberships
Schomburg Society for Research in Black Culture (NY); Center for Black Music Research (Chicago); El Museo del Barrio (NY); Studio Museum in Harlem (NY); Electronic Music Foundation (Founding Member, NY); National Jazz Museum in Harlem (NY)