Imani Mosley

bassoonist | musicologist | digital humanist

Essays
"Say Her Name": Invocation, Remembrance, and Gendered Trauma in Black Lives Matter in Performing Commemoration: Musical Reenactment and the Politics of Trauma (forthcoming 2019, University of Michigan Press)

Articles
"making lemonade out of strange fruit" Musicology Now (American Musicological Society), February 2017 http://musicologynow.ams-net.org/2017/02/making-lemonade-out-of-strange-fruit.html

"Queer and Loathing in Las Vegas: Performing Community in Daron Hagen's Vera of Las VegasNewMusicBox, June 2016 http://www.newmusicbox.org/articles/queer-and-loathing-in-las-vegas-performing-community-in-hagens-vera/

Featured In
Olivia Giovetti, “Color Blind: Anna Netrebko and Blackface,” VAN Magazine, June 2019 https://van-us.atavist.com/color-blind — I’m interviewed here about the response to the use of blackface in opera and what it reveals about the culture that surrounds opera

Robert Zimmerman, “People of Duke Arts: Imani Mosley,” Duke Arts, June 2019 https://arts.duke.edu/news/people-of-duke-arts-imani-mosley/ — a profile of me where I talk about Britten, social media, and the landscape for musicologists of color

Rebecca Bodenheimer, “Twitter is a hellscape for female scholars,” Daily Dot, September 2018 https://www.dailydot.com/irl/female-scholars-twitter-harassment/ — I’m interviewed here about the harassment, mansplaining, and attacks I’ve received on Twitter in regard to my scholarship

John Hong, “Shelley Washington and Gemma Peacocke: Confronting Sexism from Male Allies,” National Sawdust, July 2018 https://nationalsawdust.org/thelog/2018/07/12/shelley-washington-and-gemma-peacocke-confronting-sexism-from-male-allies/ — I’m interviewed here about classical music, misogyny, and Twitter

Alexandria H. Carrico, “Sounding Social Justice In American Opera: Race and Gender in Stinney: An American Execution,” Folk Life 56 (2018) https://www.tandfonline.com/doi/full/10.1080/04308778.2018.1502401 — I’m interviewed here about my work as the dramaturg on the opera Stinney: An American Execution (2019) by composer Frances Pollock and how I approached issues of blackness in the work

Talks
Why Britten Matters | view here

My interview with BBC Radio 4 discussing Brahms's Ein deutsches Requiem

 

My interview with South Carolina Public Radio discussing Britten, Peter Grimes, and academia