Lecturer in Humanities


Damien Mahiet is Associate Director of the Cogut Institute for the Humanities and Lecturer in Humanities at Brown University. His interests lie at the intersection of several disciplines, in the ways musical ideas and practices inform political thought and regimes in Europe and the United States. One particular focus of his research has been the diplomatic invention of the Concert of Nations. Trained in political thought (MA Sciences Po Paris) and musicology (PhD Cornell University), he was a fellow at Harvard University’s Mahindra Humanities Center in 2012–2013. His work has appeared in Eighteenth-Century MusicHistory of European Ideas19th-Century Music, and Dance Research. He co-edited L'Institution musicale (Delatour, 2011) and Music and Diplomacy from the Early Modern Era to the Present (Palgrave Macmillan, 2014). Previously, he served as Assistant Professor of Music at Denison University, Program Coordinator of the Westfield Center for Historical Keyboard Studies at Cornell University, and Faculty Development Coordinator in the Office for Faculty Affairs at Harvard Medical School.

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