what am i doing now?
i am currently in mannheim (germany) working full-time and focusing on the following projects & activities (last updated: 11.08.2019):
- running two bachelor degree programs at the popakademie baden-württemberg
- head of the library at the popakademie baden-württemberg
- chair of the aec working group “diversity, identity, inclusiveness“
- external member of the royal irish academy of music’s working group 1 “equality, diversity, identity, inclusiveness”
i have very limited resources for other projects.
current research & teaching projects
- eurovision song contest in the post-soviet area
- what is world music
- history of film music
- introduction to popular music studies
- musics of the world
- popular music history survey
- fieldwork methodology
current publication projects
- article on shifts in post-Soviet Russian popular music – writing stage
- co-authored aec-handbook on diversity in higher music education – editing stage
- an edited book project on popular music in Germany – editing stage
- encyclopedia entry on the Soviet rock group “Alisa” – editing stage
at the moment i am not accepting any more publication projects.
- teaching myself 5-string banjo
- photography (and some dark room dabbling)
(page inspired by sivers.org/nowff and chronicle.com/blogs/profhacker/the-now-page-movement/61412)