Intersections between historical/lived experience, music, and social values; music ethnography; compositional conventions and theories in Akan music; Akan heritage of tangible and intangible stool regalia; music and social change, and Popular music.
Opera: staging, visuality, theatricality, performance and spectatorship.
Film and Media Studies: sound and music editing; aesthetics and politics of synchronization; aurality of silent film; suture; Foley; Renoir, Ophuls, Visconti and Fellini; music video and animation
Arts in post-colonial, post-war, migration and diasporic contexts; Music and dance in the formation of collective memory; Transnationalism and the performance of transitional and social justice; Digital humanities and digital sound archives; Soundscapes and the musical construction of Place; Southeast Asian performing arts; Intangible cultural heritage and globalization.
Composition and new music pedagogy; intermedia collaboration involving composing and performing; solo and chamber music composition, performance and recording; writing new music for young and non-professional performers; music applications for visual art and science; advocacy of new and overlooked composers through research and performance
Popular Music and Jazz of the United States/Europe, African American Music, Transgender Vocality, Issues of Appropriation, and the Performance of Musical Identity with special attention to race, class, gender, and sexuality.