Timothy D. Taylor
Professor, Ethnomusicology

Popular musics; world music; cultural theory

Timothy D. Taylor, a professor in the Departments of Ethnomusicology, Anthropology, and Musicology at UCLA, is an interdisciplinary social scientist who studies capitalism and other economic issues, globalization, consumer culture, and technology as they relate to music. He is the author of over 50 articles and chapters, and many books, including: Global Pop: World Music, World Markets (Routledge, 1997), Strange Sounds: Music, Technology and Culture (Routledge, 2001), Beyond Exoticism: Western Music and the World (Duke, 2007), The Sounds of Capitalism: Advertising, Music, and the Conquest of Culture (Chicago, 2012), Music and Capitalism: A History of the Present (Chicago, 2016), Music in the World: Selected Essays (Chicago, 2017), and editor, with Mark Katz and Tony Grajeda, of Music, Sound, and Technology in America: A Documentary History of Early Phonograph, Cinema, and Radio (Duke, 2012). An ethnographic study of film and television musicians in Los Angeles, Working Musicians: Labor and Creativity in Film and Television Production, will be published in 2023 by Duke University Press. Another book, Making Value: Music and the Social, will be published next year by Duke University Press. Current projects include The Oxford Handbook of Economic Ethnomusicology, co-edited with Anna Morcom; and a study of background music in television from the 1940s to the 1980s.

Capitalism, globalization, technology, anthropology, popular music, world music.

Ph.D., M.A., Musicology, University of Michigan; M.A., 20th Century Music, Queen’s University of Belfast; M.M., Clarinet, Yale School of Music; B.A., Music and Northern Studies, Middlebury College

Nick DePinna
Adjunct Assistant Professor--Musicianship
Supeena Adler
World Music Instrument Curator and Conservator; Director, Music of Thailand Ensemble; Adjunct Associate Professor
I Nyoman Wenten
Adjunct Assoc. Professor
Melissa Bilal
The Promise Chair in Armenian Music, Arts, and Culture; Director of Armenian Music Program
Roger Savage
Professor and Chair of Ethnomusicology
Armen Adamian
Instructor of Armenian Woodwinds; Ph.D. Student in Ethnomusicology
Münir Beken
Associate Professor
Rahul Neuman
Continuing Lecturer
Steven Loza
Director of the UCLA Center for Latino Arts; Professor and Chair of Global Jazz Studies
Mark Kligman
Professor of Musicology, Ethnomusicology, and Humanities; Mickey Katz Chair of Jewish Music; Director of Lowell Milken Center for Music of American Jewish Experience
Mohsen Mohammadi
Director of Indo-Persian Music
Chi Li
Adjunct Professor

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