Miki Kaneda

Assistant Professor of Ethnomusicology Boston University

Miki Kaneda is an  assistant professor of ethnomusicology at Boston University. As a scholar and teacher, Miki aims to increase meaningful conversations between researchers and practitioners of sonic and visual arts in order to address the relationship between politics, culture, and the arts in ways that reach beyond institutional boundaries. Trained in musicology and ethnomusicology, her research interests and publication topics include the transnational flows of experimental music, graphic scores, art and the everyday, and media ecologies in postwar Japan. Her current book project, titled “The Unexpected Collectives: Intermedia Art in Postwar Japan,” is an ethnographic and historical study that uses intermedia (a kind of multimedia art) as a vehicle to examine collaborative artistic and social processes in postwar Japan. Before coming to BU, Miki was a Postdoctoral Fellow at the Reischauer Institute of Japanese Studies at Harvard University, and a C-MAP Mellon Fellow at The Museum of Modern Art, where she was founding co-editor of the web platform, post.at.moma.org.