Imani Mosley

bassoonist | musicologist

Imani Mosley is currently a PhD candidate in Musicology at Duke University. After receiving two Masters degrees from Peabody (Bassoon Performance/Musicology), she began PhD work at Columbia where she received a Master of Arts in Musicology before attending Duke. She is currently writing her dissertation entitled "'The queer things he said': British Identity, Social History, and Press Reception of Benjamin Britten's Postwar Operas." In addition to her work on Britten, she also specializes in contemporary opera, feminist and queer theory, reception history, and British and American music from 1890 to 1945. She is currently the Harsha Murthy Fellow in Digital Scholarship (Duke University Libraries) where she creates and curates projects and events in the digital humanities. She has presented papers throughout the United States and the United Kingdom.


Research Interests: Benjamin Britten, English Musical Renaissance, Gender Studies, Social History, Reception Theory/History, Twentieth-century Music, American music, Contemporary Opera, Sound Studies, Digital Humanities, Voice (Music), Lateness, Queer Theory, Media Studies, Contemporary British History

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