Dr. Charissa Granger

Lecturer, Cultural Studies

St. Augustine

Trinidad and Tobago

Telephone: 868-662-2002

Dr. Charissa Granger is a musicologist and lecturer in cultural studies at The University of the West Indies, St. Augustine(Trinidad and Tobago) whose teaching and research focuses on Afro-Caribbean and diasporic music-making and performance as decolonising practices. Attending to the residue of chattel-slavery and the legacy of colonialism, dr. Granger is interested in decolonial aesthetics, love, and erotic knowledge in musics such as steelband and tambú. After completing a bachelor’s in visual and performing arts at Northern Illinois University (USA) with a focus on cultural studies and steelpan performance, and a master’s in cultural musicology at The University of Amsterdam (the Netherlands), dr. Granger focused on world music performance practice, attending to how otherness is framed at world music festivals as a doctoral research project at the University of Göttingen (Germany). dr. Granger was awarded the Marie Skłodowska-Curie LEaDing Fellowship at Erasmus University Rotterdam (the Netherlands) in 2018-2020. 

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