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Olga Panteleeva is a musicologist, working on contemporary politics of music, history of the humanities, and decolonizing higher education. She is currently a Visiting Scholar at the University of Michigan, affiliated with the Dutch and Flemish Studies Program and Department of Musicology and coordinates a research project “Translating Anti-Racism” - an interdisciplinary working group that focuses on anti-racist struggles outside of the United States and the ways in which ideas emerging from critical race studies primarily in the United States are translated and adapted to other geopolitical contexts. She earned her doctorate in musicology from the University of California, Berkeley in 2015 and in 2015-2019 was a lecturer at the Department of Media and Culture Studies at Utrecht University. There, she worked towards decolonizing music history pedagogy.


In 2017-2018 she was a Fung Global Fellow at Princeton University as a part of a cohort working on the topic titled "The Culture and Politics of Resentment." Her research project, Music, Morality Politics, and the “Cold War 2.0,” investigates the ways in which music participates in constructing anti-Western attitudes in Putin’s Russia. In 2020 she will be a Junior Fellow at the The Descartes Centre for the History and Philosophy of the Sciences and the Humanities at Utrecht University. She is currently working on a monograph, "The Making of Soviet Musicology," to be published by Indiana University Press. As a music critic Olga Panteleeva wrote for the Russian business daily Vedomosti and the independent online magazine Colta.ru. 

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