Annegret Fauser is Cary C. Boshamer Distinguished Professor of Music at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, where she teaches since July 2001. She was born in Germany, lived in Ghana and Germany, and studied Musicology, Art History, and Philosophy at the Rheinische Friedrich-Wilhelms Universität in Bonn, the École Normale Supérieure in Paris, and the Université Paris IV–Sorbonne. She received her PhD (Dr. phil.) at the University of Bonn in 1992. Before becoming a member of the faculty at UNC, she taught Musicology at the Université François Rabelais in Tours, the Folkwang Hochschule in Essen, the Humboldt Universität zu Berlin, and City University, London.
As a cultural musicologist, she emphasizes in her work how music intersects with its social, political, and artistic contexts. Her research focuses on music of the nineteenth and twentieth centuries, and in particular that of France and the United States. She is author of Musical Encounters at the 1889 Paris World’s Fair (2005), Sounds of War: Music in the United States during World War II (2013), and The Politics of Musical Identity (2015). From 2011 to 2013, she was the editor-in-chief of the Journal of the American Musicological Society.
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