Professor Margaret S. Barrett
Professor Oscar Odena
Associate Professor Áine Mangaong
Áine Mangaoang is Associate Professor in Popular Music at the Department of Musicology, University of Oslo. As a musicologist, Áine is most interested in how music is used, experienced, and mediated in everyday life, especially by those on the margins of society. Her writing on music in prison has been published in Musicae Scientiae, Postcolonial Text and Torture journals, and was also the topic of her first monograph, Dangerous Mediations: Pop Music in a Philippine Prison Video, which was awarded the 2021 IASPM-US Woody Guthrie Book Prize for most outstanding book on popular music. Her second book, the coedited volume Made in Ireland: Studies in Popular Music, draws on her ongoing work on music, politics, and place. Other writing on these themes appears in the Journal of World Popular Music, Journal of the Society of Musicology in Ireland, and the recent volume, Sonic Signatures: How Migrant Music Constitutes the City at Night. Áine is currently Principal Investigator for Prisons of Note, a three-year international project on music in prisons (funded by the Norwegian Research Council’s Young Research Talent grant). Prior to this, she held academic fellowships and teaching positions at Ateneo de Manila University, Iceland University of the Arts in Reykjavík, Dublin City University, and the University of Liverpool’s Institute for Popular Music. A passionate advocate for community music and social justice initiatives, Áine has extensive experience leading and participating in several public arts projects, most recently as director of the Oslo-based Mná na hÉireann community choir. Visit Assoc Professor Mangaoang's website here.