Timothy Taylor
Professor, Ethnomusicology

Popular musics; world music; cultural theory

Timothy D. Taylor is an interdisciplinary social scientist studying capitalism, globalization, and consumer culture as they relate to music. He is the author of numerous articles and 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), 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). A collection of essays, Music in the World: Selected Essays, was published in 2017 by the University of Chicago Press. His work has been supported by a junior fellowship and the Charles A. Ryskamp Fellowship from the American Council of Learned Societies, and the National Humanities Center. Current book projects include an ethnographic study of film and television musicians in Los Angeles; The Oxford Handbook of Economic Ethnomusicology, co-edited with Anna Morcom; and a collection of writings on music and value. He is also an accomplished Irish traditional flute player and can be heard regularly at sessions in southern California.

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

Ph.D. 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

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Francis Awe
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Jesús Guzmán
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Shannon Garland
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Katherine Lee
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Anna Morcom
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Kenny Burrell
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Teresia Awe
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Ben Doleac
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Amy Catlin- Jairazbhoy
Adjunct Professor
Steven Loza
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Daniel Szabo
Adjunct Associate Professor
Ivan Varimezov
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Münir Beken
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Abhiman Kaushal
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I Nyoman Wenten
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Aaron Bittel
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Supeena Adler
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Tara Browner
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Maureen Russell
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Helen Rees
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Roger Savage
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Tzvetanka Varimezova
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A. J. Racy
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James Roberson
Adjunct Asst. Professor
Mark Kligman
Chair of Ethnomusicology; Professor
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