Frederick Moehn

Frederick Moehn


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    Research interests

    • Ethnomusicology, musicology, cultural and social anthropology
    • Lusophone/Portuguese studies, Latin American studies, jazz studies
    • Brazil, Angola, Harlem NY
    • Race and national identity, community
    • Music technologies, production aesthetics 
    • Music and aging
    • Medical ethnomusicology/Music, health, athletics
    • Quantified/data selves



    Biographical details

    Frederick Moehn earned his BA at Berklee College of Music, and his MA and PhD in Music at New York University. While a graduate student at New York University, he spent a year in Brazil as a Fulbright Scholar.

    He has taught at Universidade Nova de Lisboa, Stony Brook University, Columbia University, and New York University.

    Research interests (short)

    Ethnomusicology, cultural anthropology, Latin America, Cultures of the Portuguese-speaking World, jazz, race, gender, aging, quantified & data selves/subjectivities

    Expertise related to UN Sustainable Development Goals

    In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This person’s work contributes towards the following SDG(s):

    • SDG 16 - Peace, Justice and Strong Institutions

    Education/Academic qualification

    Doctor of Philosophy, Mixing MPB: Cannibals and Cosmopolitans in Brazilian Popular Music, New York University

    Award Date: 1 Jan 2001

    Master of Arts, New York University

    Award Date: 1 Jan 1996

    Bachelor of Arts, Berklee College of Music

    Award Date: 1 Jan 1988


    • M Music
    • HT Communities. Classes. Races
    • GN Anthropology


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