Imani Mosley

bassoonist | musicologist | digital humanist

"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)

"making lemonade out of strange fruit" Musicology Now (American Musicological Society), February 2017

"Queer and Loathing in Las Vegas: Performing Community in Daron Hagen's Vera of Las VegasNewMusicBox, June 2016

Featured In
Olivia Giovetti, “Color Blind: Anna Netrebko and Blackface,” VAN Magazine, June 2019 — 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 — 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 — 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 — 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) — 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

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