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Angela Impey, Co-Investigator

Angela Impey is a Senior Lecturer in Ethnomusicology at SOAS, University of London. Prior to taking up her current position, she worked in various public arts programmes in southern Africa, lectured at the University of KwaZulu Natal, and worked as a social development consultant on a number of environmental projects in the African Horn. Her work examines music as oral history and political testimony, and focuses in particular on gender, land and cultural citizenship in southern Africa and South Sudan. In 2011 she launched a unique MA in Music in Development at SOAS, University of London (awarded the SOAS Director’s Teaching Prize for Innovation in 2014), which examines how music’s agentive and imaginative capacities act in different contexts globally to advance local interests, needs and identities.

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