Andrea Bohlman is assistant professor of music at the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, having received her PhD at Harvard University after studying in Berlin and London. Her research concerns sound, affect, and social movements in East Central Europe, as well as the history of sound recording—particularly tape. She has also published extensively on migration, song, and musical nationalism, in articles on the composers Hanns Eisler and Witold Lutosławski, the Eurovision Song Contest, and the Crimean War.
In 2017, Andrea Bohlman co-edited a special issue of Twentieth-Century Music with Peter McMurray on tape and tape recording. A 2016 article on sound, historiography, and protest (“Song, Solidarity, and the Sound Document,” Journal of Musicology) was distinguished with the Alfred Einstein Award of the American Musicological Society for the best article by a scholar in the early stages of their career. Her book Musical Solidarities: Political Action and Music in Late Twentieth-Century Poland is forthcoming from Oxford University Press in 2019. At the MPIWG, she is undertaking research in conjunction with a new book project that asks questions about the politics and techniques of recording sound in Eastern Europe, focusing in particular on amateur media fluencies and on transnational sound media circulation and storage.