Pedagogy Fellow in Music
Payam Yousefi is a PhD candidate in Music and a performer and composer. His primary research interests include the classical, regional, and sacred musics of Iran. More broadly his work focuses on affective musical communities, women’s vocality, transmission, and the intersections of music and power. Payam’s current research centers on the politics of style in classical Persian music—critically examining the exclusionary aesthetics of competing musical styles while highlighting how creative practices strategically mediate the semantics of style to project subversive notions of self, nation, and global membership. He has taught courses with the subject matter of composer/performers of the African diaspora, the history of rock n' role, and core music history sequences.