Lecturer in Humanities


Damien Mahiet is Associate Director of the Cogut Institute for the Humanities and Lecturer in Humanities at Brown University. Trained in political thought (MA, Sciences Po Paris, 2005) and musicology (PhD, Cornell University, 2011), he studies the cultural and political history of music in Europe and the United States, with a focus on the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries. His articles have appeared in Eighteenth-Century Music, Haydn-Studien, 19th-Century Music, Dance Research, and History of European Ideas. He co-edited L’Institution musicale (Delatour, 2011) and Music and Diplomacy from the Early Modern Era to the Present (Palgrave Macmillan, 2014). A former fellow of the Mahindra Humanities Center at Harvard University, he received a Franklin Research Grant from the American Philosophical Society for his work on the musical practices of the Austrian foreign minister and chancellor Clemens von Metternich (1773–1859). 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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