Miki Kaneda

Visiting Assistant Professor, Weatherhead East Asian Institute

Miki Kaneda (Assistant Professor, Boston University) is Visiting Assistant Professor at the Weatherhead East Asian Institute in 2017. As a scholar and teacher, Kaneda aims to increase meaningful conversations between researchers and practitioners of sonic and visual arts in order to address the relationship between politics, culture, and the arts in ways that reach beyond institutional boundaries. Trained in musicology and ethnomusicology, her research interests and publication topics include the transnational flows of experimental music, graphic scores, art and the everyday, and media ecologies in postwar Japan. Her current book project, The Unexpected Collectives: Intermedia Art in Postwar Japan, is an ethnographic and historical study that uses intermedia (a kind of multimedia art) as a vehicle to examine collaborative artistic and social processes in postwar Japan. Kaneda will teach two courses offered through the Department of Music: Sound and Image in Modern East Asian Music (spring 2017) and Transpacific Musicology (fall 2017).