Sophie Maisonneuve

Visiting Scholar, 2017-18
Ethnomusicology

PhD. History and Civilizations, European University Institute (Florence, Italy); M.A. Sociology and Anthropology, École Normale Supérieure and École des Hautes Études en Sciences Sociales (Paris, France); M.A. Musicology, École Normale Supérieure (Paris, France); B.A Musicology, Paris Sorbonne University.

Sound studies, music consumption, musical heritage, history of listening, music and technologies, material culture, media studies.

An Assistant Professor in Sociology at Paris Descartes University, Sophie Maisonneuve co-authored, with Antoine Hennion and Émilie Gomart, Figures de l’amateur (La Documentation française, 2000) and published L’invention du disque. Genèse de l’usage des medias musicaux contemporains (Editions des Archives Contemporaines, 2009).  In English, she authored «Between History and Commodity: the Production of a Musical Patrimony Through the Record in the 1920-1930s», Poetics 29/2, 2001 : 89-108.

Sophie Maisonneuve is currently working on a research project on the heritagization/patrimonialization of music as related to its commodification, its globalization and the technological aspects of its circulation, consumption and conservation.