Andrew J. Eisenberg

Assistant Professor of Music Affiliation: NYU Abu Dhabi
Education: BMus New York University; MA, PhD Columbia University

Research Areas: African Studies, Anthropology, Arab Music Studies, Music

Andrew Eisenberg is a musical ethnographer and sound culture researcher specializing in urban Africa and the Indian Ocean world. He received his PhD in ethnomusicology from Columbia University in 2009 and carried out postdoctoral research between 2010 and 2013 as a participant in the European Research Council’s “Music, Digitization, Mediation” project led by Professor Georgina Born at Oxford University.

Much of Andrew Eisenberg’s published and forthcoming scholarship focuses on issues of voice, place, and identity on Kenya’s “Swahili coast.” In recent years, he has also been carrying out ethnographic research on the music recording industry in the Kenyan capital Nairobi.

Andrew Eisenberg has held teaching positions in music and anthropology at Northwestern University, Stony Brook University, and Bard College. At NYUAD he teaches seminar courses as well as performance practice in the area of Arab music.

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