Jacqueline Georgis
Postdoctoral Associate
Boston University
African American & Black Diaspora Studies Program

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Jacqueline (Lin) Georgis is an ethnomusicologist with research and teaching interests in music of the Luso-African world, African popular music, migration, electronic dance music, urban youth culture, and global music history. Prior to coming to BU, Lin has held teaching positions in the music departments at College of the Holy Cross (2022-2023) and Tufts University (Spring 2022), where she taught a wide range of courses, from seminars such as “Beats of the Black Atlantic” to larger lecture courses like “Topics in World Music” and “American Popular Song.”

Her doctoral dissertation, “Batida of the Diaspora”, examines ideas of cultural hybridity and transnational exchange within the Lusophone-Atlantic. Through the lens of “batida”, a contemporary African-inspired electronic dance music created in Lisbon, Portugal, Lin traces the roots and development of Luso-African music in Lisbon from the mid-20th century to today, investigating the ways in which local producers, DJs, and record label managers have created alternative spaces of Afro-diasporic cultural expression and visibility. You can read her work in Sonic Signatures (2023), an edited volume on the phenomenon of migrant and mobile music-making at night. She is currently working on a book on the late Cape Verdean singer, Cesária Évora, which is to be published as part of Bloomsbury’s 33 1/3 African Popular Music Series.

When she’s not teaching or doing research, Lin enjoys making music! As a classically trained cellist, Lin has been a member of various orchestras, from the Orchestra Lamoureux in Paris to local orchestras in Boston, including The Du Bois Orchestra and the Apollo Ensemble of Boston.

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