Amanda Scherbenske




129 Lerner Center

Amanda Scherbenske, PhD, writes about intercultural politics, race, and urban geography in the United States, focusing on jazz and experimental music. Her current book project is an ethnographic study of New York’s downtown scene that focuses on musicians active since the early 2000s. It addresses the role that culture (the ideas, discourse, values, and music) plays in the pursuit of freedom and the responsibilities that it entails. Her work has been published in Popular Music and SocietyMUSICultures, and Contemporary Music Review