Postdoctoral Associates

Derek Baron

Derek Baron received their PhD in Historical Musicology in 2023 from the Department of Music at New York University's Graduate School of the Arts and Sciences. Their dissertation, "The Geopolitics of Voice: Sound, Music, and Language in Early American Settler Colonialism," explores the role that vocal and sonic imaginaries played in the construction of United States settler-colonial law, science, racial ideology, and institutional complexes from the colonial period to the turn of the twentieth


Nicholas Glastonbury

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,