Audrey Amsellem

PhD Student in Ethnomusicology

Audrey Amsellem is a PhD candidate in Ethnomusicology at Columbia University. Originally from Paris, France, she began her undergraduate studies at community college before transferring to Columbia University to pursue a B.A in Music. She graduated cum laude and received Departmental Honors for her thesis “Songs of Dreams of Mankind” advised by Professor Fox in 2015, and received her M.A in 2017 with her thesis "Noise of Silent Machines: A Case Study of LinkNYC,” advised by Professor Ciucci and Professor Washburne. Her research interests include: music and property, copyright law, archival practices, politics of access to music, music in the digital age, sound and surveillance, biopolitics, and decolonial pedagogy.