Carla J. Maier


  • Sound practices and sound theories in/through urban dance music, sound art & the wider sonic world
  • New methods/methodologies in Sensory Ethnography
  • Critical perspectives on archives & archiving
  • Concepts and (artistic) practices of decolonization


Marie Curie research fellow at the University of Copenhagen, working on a postdoc project on TRAVELLING SOUNDS

Member of the Sound Studies Lab


  • Sound Practices: South Asian Sounds as Cultural Transformation. Bloomsbury, New York 2019 (forthcoming).
  • The Tacit Grooves of Sound Art. Aesthetic Artefacts as Analogue Archives. SoundEffects – An Interdisciplinary Journal of Sound and Sound Experience. 2017.
  • The Sound of Skateboarding: Aspects of a Transcultural Anthropology of Sound. The Senses & Society, 11(1), 24-35. 2016.
  • Situative Signals in Sonic Conflicts: An Anthropology of Sound Design. In: The Auditory Culture Reader, 2nd Edition, 119-133. Bloomsbury, London, New York 2016. (Together with Schulze H., Schneider M.)
  • Sonic Modernities. In: Sound As Popular Culture: A Companion, 173-181. MIT Press, Massachusetts 2016.
  • Sound Practices. In: Sound As Popular Culture: A Companion, 45-51. MIT Press, Massachusetts 2016.
  • Sound Cultures. In: Postcolonial Studies Meets Media Studies, 179-196. Transcript, Bielefeld 2016.
  • Functional Sounds in History and the Public Sphere. Proceedings of the First International ESSA Conference 2013, Part II. SoundEffects – An Interdisciplinary Journal of Sound and Sound Experience, 5(1). (Together with Schulze H.)


Carla J. Maier
University of Copenhagen
Department of Arts and Cultural Studies
Karen Blixens Vej 1
2300 København S

Bygning 16, Building: 16-3-39