Musicology, Ethnomusicology, Media Ecologies
Miki Kaneda’s research focuses on transcultural crossings and the entanglements of race, gender, power, and colonial residues in experimental, avant-garde and popular music in the 20th and 21st centuries. Trained in musicology and ethnomusicology, she has published on topics including the transnational flows of experimental music, graphic scores, art and the everyday, and media ecologies. Her current book project titled “The Unexpected Collectives: Transpacific Musical Experimentalisms” is an ethnographic and historical study that focuses on intermedia (a kind of multimedia art) as a vehicle to examine transpacific artistic exchanges and relations of power through the work of 1960s Japanese and American musicians. In 2015, she was appointed Assistant Professor of Music at Boston University. She has also held positions at the Reischauer Institute of Japanese Studies at Harvard University and the Museum of Modern Art, where she was a founding co-editor of the web platform, post.at.moma.org.