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Tsitsi Jaji

Duke University

Tsitsi Jaji is Associate Professor in the Department of English at Duke University, where she teaches courses on African American, African and Caribbean expressive cultures and exchanges among them throughout the global black world. Her research often focuses on representations of sound, music and listening, and engages feminist methods and theory. Jaji has conducted fieldwork throughout Southern and West Africa, and also holds a B. Music in piano performance from Oberlin Conservatory. She still finds making music an important part of her life on and off campus. Her first book, Africa in Stereo: Modernism, Music and Pan-African Solidarity accounts for how and why African American music and literature circulated in Ghana, Senegal, and South Africa and contributed so profoundly to African notions of solidarity in the 20th century.