Anja Brunner

University of Music and Performing Arts Vienna

Email brunner-anja[at]
Project Name Women Musicians From Syria
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Field of research Ethnomusicology / Musicology
Keywords Music and (Forced) Migration | Music from Syria | Music and Minorities | Music and Globalization | Intersectionality|Gender | Music and Diversity | Decolonizing Music Studies

Anja Brunner (she/her) is ethnomusicologist at the Music and Minorities Research Center (MMRC) at the mdw–University for Music and Performing Arts Vienna. She is Principal Investigator of the research project “Women Musicians from Syria: Performance, Networks, Belonging/s”, funded by the Austrian Science Fund (FWF, V706-G29). Anja Brunner gained a doctorate in musicology in 2014 from University of Vienna (Austria) with a dissertation about the Cameroonian popular music bikutsi. She has been working as a university lecturer and researcher at the University of Vienna (Austria, 2010–2015) and the University of Bern (Switzerland, 2016–2018). Her research interests include music and migration, music and minorities, questions on music and (postcolonial) politics, questions of intersectionality in music research, issues of (popular) music and globalisation.