2008 PhD, Ethnomusicology, Columbia University
2003 M.A. Musicology, Tulane University
1995 B.Music, Peabody Conservatory of the Johns Hopkins University. Dual degree: Classical Guitar Performance and Sound Recording
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Matt Sakakeeny studies the intersections of music, race, and power. He is the author of Roll With It: Brass Bands in the Streets of New Orleans (Duke Press, 2013) and articles in several edited collections and journals, including Ethnomusicology, Black Music Research Journal, and Souls: A Critical Journal of Black Politics, Culture, and Society. He is also co-editor of Keywords in Sound (Duke Press, 2015) and his work consistently troubles the boundaries between music and sound. He has received grants from the National Science Foundation, Awards to Louisiana Artists and Scholars, and the New Orleans Center for the Gulf South, and awards from the Society for Ethnomusicology, the Popular Music Section of SEM, and Tulane University’s Center for Public Service. As part of his community-engaged research, Matt is a board member for Roots of Music and the Dinerral Shavers Educational Fund, and has published in media outlets such as Oxford American and NPR’s All Things Considered. He is also the guitarist and bandleader of Los Po-Boy-Citos.
2015. Music Lessons as Life Lessons in New Orleans Marching Bands. Souls: A Critical Journal of Black Politics, Culture, and Society 17 (3-4): 279-302.
2015. Playing for Work: Music as a Form of Labor in New Orleans. Oxford Handbooks Online.
2015. Keywords in Sound. With co-author David Novak. Durham: Duke University Press.
2013. Roll With It: Brass Bands in the Streets of New Orleans. Durham: Duke University Press.
2012. Why Dey Had to Kill Him? The Life and Death of Shotgun Joe.Oxford American 79: 142-148.
2012. New Orleans Exceptionalism in "The Neoliberal Deluge" and "Treme."Perspectives on Politics 10(3): 723-726.
2011. New Orleans Music as a Circulatory System. Black Music Research Journal 31(2): 291-325.
2010. “Under the Bridge”: An Orientation to Soundscapes in New Orleans. Ethnomusicology 54(1): 1-27
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