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Benjamin Teitelbaum

Benjamin Teitelbaum: "White Gods: Vikings in the Far-Right Imagination"

Saturday, October 26, 2019 - 3:00pm to 4:00pm

Benjamin Teitelbaum is Assistant Professor of Ethnomusicology at the University of Colorado, Boulder, where he also was an instructor and Head of Nordic Studies. His research focuses on contemporary radical nationalism.

His talk at ASI is entitled "White Gods: Vikings in the Far-Right Imagination."

He earned a Ph.D. from Brown University with auxiliary studies at the Royal College of Music, Stockholm and Harvard University, and a B.M., summa cum lade, in nyckelharpa performance from Bethany College. A scholar of music, neofascism, and radical nationalism in the Nordic countries, topics featured in his publications include white nationalist hip hop and reggae, the rise of anti-immigrant political parties in Scandinavia, and the ethical dilemmas facing researchers of organized racism. His 2013 dissertation won the Joukowsky Family Foundation Outstanding Dissertation Award at Brown University and the Applied Research Award from Germany's Institute for the Study of Radical Movements. His 2014 article "Saga's Sorrow: Femininities of Despair in the Music of Radical White Nationalism" (Ethnomusicology 58:3) won the Richard Waterman Prize for a study of popular music. His first book is Lions of the North: Sounds of the New Nordic Radical Nationalism (Oxford University Press, 2017).

More about Dr. Teitelbaum.

$10 ASI members / $15 non-members


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