Prof. Dr. Barbara Alge

Room: 113, SKW, Campus Westend
Tel. +49-(0)69-798-22184
Office hours: Please send me an email to arrange a meeting.

Director of the Musicology Institute
Professor of Ethnomusicology

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Curriculum Vitae

I am Professor of Ethnomusicology at the Goethe University Frankfurt, where I currently work on music, dance and postcolonial identities in the lusophone world, and ethnomusicology in the digital era. I completed my Masters and Doctorate in Musicology at Vienna University. Following my studies, I was appointed as a Junior Professor in Ethnomusicology at the University of Music in Rostock (2009–17). During my time in Rostock I also worked as guest professor at the Federal University of Minas Gerais and at the University of Vienna. I welcome enquiries from potential PhD students working in areas related to my research interests.

Complete CV (in German)

Research Interests

  • Music and Dance in the Lusophone World
  • Music and Postcolonial Studies
  • Ethnography
  • Digital Humanities and Information Science

Recent Projects


  • Current seminars (QiS-Server)
  • Preferred citation style: Chicago-Style (Author-Date)
  • Interested in PhD supervision? Please send me your exposé related to my research interests.

Selected Publications

2021                    Gold, Festivals, and Music in Southeast Brazil: Sounding Portugueseness, Serie “SOAS Studies in Music”, London: Routledge
2019 Forschungsdatenmanagement in der Musikethnologie, Hildesheim: Universitätsverlag Hildesheim; Hildesheim, Zürich, New York: Olms,
2013 "Transatlantic Musical Flows in the Lusophone World: An Introduction”, the world of music (new series) 2.2 (2013), 7-25
2013 mit Oliver Krämer (Hg.), Beyond Borders: Welt-Musik-Pädagogik. Musikpädagogik und Ethnomusikologie im Diskurs, Augsburg: Wißner
2010 Die Performance des Mouro in Nordportugal, Berlin: Verlag für Wissenschaft und Bildung

Complete list of publications