Benjamin R. Teitelbaum

Benjamin R. Teitelbaum is assistant professor of Ethnomusicology and Affiliate Faculty in International Affairs at the University of Colorado, Boulder. He earned a PhD from Brown University with auxiliary studies at the Royal College of Music, Stockholm and Harvard University, and a BM, summa cum lade, in nyckelharpa performance from Bethany College. Prior to coming to the College of Music, Teitelbaum was instructor and head of Nordic Studies, also at the University of Colorado, Boulder. He is a scholar of music, neofascism, and radical nationalism in the Nordic countries, and has written on white nationalist hip-hop and reggae, the listening habits of Norwegian terrorist Anders Behring Breivik, the rise of anti-immigrant political parties in Scandinavia, and the ethical dilemmas facing researchers of organized racism. 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). Teitelbaum’s commentary on music and politics has appeared in major European and American media outlets in addition to scholarly venues.


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