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Teitelbaum, Benjamin Raphael Assistant Professor

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  • Dr. Teitelbaum's research focuses on contemporary radical nationalism in the Nordic countries--that scene's music culture in particular. His writings examine the emerging ideological, rhetorical, and methodological shifts in Nordic radical nationalism and the ways musical practice relates to those shifts. Teitelbaum is also actively researching topics in Nordic folk music and musics of the Caucasus.

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  • neofascism, Nordic folk music, ethnomusicology, right-wing populism,

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Teaching

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  • IAFS 3630 - Radical Nationalism in Contemporary Northern Europe
    Primary Instructor - Summer 2018
    Examines the current rise of National Socialists, white supremacists, ethnic separatists, anti-Islam activists and social and cultural ultraconservatives in northern Europe. Treats extremist nationalism as a social, cultural, aesthetic, intellectual and political movement. Consults scholarship from sociology, criminology and political science, as well as music, literature, art and film. Same as SCAN 3301.
  • IAFS 4500 - The Post-Cold War World
    Primary Instructor - Summer 2019
    Capstone course for international affairs majors. Examines the ways in which the end of the Cold War, the collapse of failed states, and the rise of global terrorism changed the world. Studies how peoples, governments and nongovernmental organizations face new social, political, economic and security challenges in an era of globalization. Includes discussion, oral reports, critical book reviews, and research papers.
  • MUEL 3882 - Music and Violence
    Primary Instructor - Spring 2019 / Spring 2020
    Explores the role of music in generating, sustaining and contesting acts of violence. Focuses on conflicts occurring throughout the globe during the late 20th and early 21st centuries, with case studies that treat terrorism, warfare, revolution, street violence, domestic abuse, reconciliation and peace. Helps students to build an understanding of music's motivational powers and the nature of violence, as well as the role of expressive culture in mediating social conflict more generally.
  • MUSC 4112 - Ethnomusicology
    Primary Instructor - Fall 2018
    Examines the definition, scope, and methods of ethnomusicology, the discipline that focuses on approaches to the study of music theory, history, and performance practices of world cultures.
  • MUSC 4202 - Special Topic in Musicology: Current and Critical Issues
    Primary Instructor - Spring 2020
    Examination of a specific topic of current or critical interest within areas of music history, ethnomusicology, critical theoryand practice across the spectrum of Western, Popular and World Music traditions. Designed as a capstone course for music majors who have completed a full complement of musicology courses. Topics vary from term to term. Instructor consent is required for non-music majors.
  • MUSC 6822 - Advanced Studies in Musicology
    Primary Instructor - Spring 2019
    Intensive study of a specialized topic in musicology. Students will be guided in critical reading, historical or ethnographic issues, analysis, oral presentations, and independent research. May be repeated up to 6 total credit hours.

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