Samuel Lamontagne

Samuel Lamontagne is a Ph.D. candidate in the department of Ethnomusicology. He entered the program with a master in anthropology from EHESS-Paris. Since 2012 he has been researching the Los Angeles music scenes and their histories. Focusing on the overlaps between electronic dance music and hip-hop he has questioned how race, space and music have taken part in constructions of Los Angeles. Through extensive fieldwork, oral histories and popular music archives, his dissertation project aims at deconstructing the master narratives about Los Angeles while making room for more participant-grounded analyses. More broadly, his research is at the crossroads of Ethnic studies, Africana studies, Postcolonial studies, Anthropology and History. He has published articles in various national and international publications. Since 2018 he’s been the co-editor in chief of the peer-reviewed journal Ethnomusicology Review. He’s also the editor of the section ‘France through Race: Beyond Colorblindness’ of the Ufahamu: An African Studies Journal.

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