Assistant Professor, Music
Fanny Gribenski is a historical musicologist who specializes in the history of musical and sonic practices in modern Europe and the United States. Her research focuses on two main areas: the relation between music and religion in 19th century France; and the intersection between music, science, technology, and politics. Relying on intensive work in archives and collections across the world, Gribenski considers sound and music as thick sets of practices located at the intersection of multiple social worlds that offer unique insights on the making of modern cultures and politics.
Prior to NYU, Gribenski has been a Fellow of the Thiers Foundation, the Fulbright Commission, and the Huntington Library, and worked as a Research Scholar at the Max Planck Institute for the History of Science (Berlin) and at the French National Center for Scientific Research and IRCAM (Paris).