Jaqueline Georgis

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Visiting Assistant Professor
Ph.D., Yale University
Fields: Ethnomusicology
Office:  Brooks 457  Phone: 508-793-2294



Jacqueline Georgis is currently a Visiting Assistant Professor of Music at College of the Holy Cross (2022-2023). She received her PhD in Ethnomusicology from Yale University in May 2022. Before her appointment at College of the Holy Cross, Jacqueline was a Visiting Lecturer at Tufts University (Spring 2022). 

Jacqueline is an interdisciplinary scholar of music. Her research and teaching interests include global music history, Lusophone popular music, African popular music, electronic dance music, and migration and diasporic studies. Her doctoral dissertation "Batida of the Diaspora: Afro-Portuguese Electronic Dance Music in Lisbon" examines ideas of cultural hybridity and transnational exchange within the Lusophone-Atlantic. Through the lens of batida, a contemporary Angolan inspired electronic dance music in Lisbon, Portugal, Jacqueline traces the musical and cultural roots and development of Afro-Portuguese history in Lisbon from the mid-20th century to today. "Batida of the Diaspora" investigates the ways in which local producers, DJs, and record label managers create and promote alternative spaces of Afro-diasporic cultural expression and visibility in a postcolonial context. 

Jacqueline has been a visiting researcher in both Denmark and Portugal, at the School of Culture and Society at Aarhus University (2020) and at the Instituto de Etnomusicologia (INET) at the Universidade de Lisboa (2019). She has presented her work at multiple national and international conferences, and has a forthcoming chapter in Sonic Signatures, an edited volume on the phenomenon of migrant and mobile music-making at night.