Nicholas Glastonbury received his Ph.D. in Cultural Anthropology in 2023 from the Graduate Center of the City University of New York. His dissertation, “Audible Futures: Scenes of Sonic Encounter in Cold War Kurdistan, 1923-2023,” traces the cultural, political, and economic itineraries of sonic media in Kurdistan, from Soviet Kurdish radio broadcasting and pirated cassettes to private archives, DJ booths, and streaming platforms. Drawing on theories and methods from anthropology, history, ethnomusicology, and comparative literature, his work examines how encounters with sonic media animate shifting concepts of history, tradition, futurity, and belonging. Nicholas is also a translator of Turkish and Kurdish literature and a co-editor of the e-zine Jadaliyya.