Academic posts

Academic Appointments

Temple University, January 2016–Present.

Associate Professor of Music Studies, Boyer College of Music and Dance.

Course taught


  • World Musical Cultures, General Education, Spring 2016.
  • Popular Music in Japan, Honors Seminar in Music/Japanese, Fall 2016.
  • Analysis of Popular Music, Writing Intensive Seminar in Music Theory, Spring 2017.


  • Analysis of Popular Music, Theory Seminar, Spring 2016.
  • Music in Social Movements, Theory Seminar, Fall 2016.
  • Global Music Seminar, Spring 2017.

University of Pennsylvania, Fall 2016.

Lecturer in Music, Department of Music.

Graduate course taught

  • Music in Social Movements, Seminar in Ethnomusicology, Fall 2016.

SOAS, January 2015–January 2017.

Research Fellow.

Princeton University, July 2009January 2016.

Assistant Professor of Musicology, Department of Music.

Associated Faculty, Department of East Asian Studies.

Affiliated Faculty, Program in Latin American Studies.

Executive Committee, Program in American Studies.

Courses taught


  • Musical Cultures of the World (MUS 250/ANTH 250, Fall 2009)
  • Popular Music in Japan (MUS 254/EAS 254, Spring 2010, Spring 2013, Spring 2015)
  • Taiko Drumming Workshop: Japanese and North American Perspectives, with Kaoru Watanabe (MUS 255/EAS 255, Fall 2010, Fall 2012, Fall 2014)
  • History of Popular Music: Rock, R&B, and Hip-Hop (MUS 265, Fall 2010)
  • Music in the Caribbean (MUS 259/LAS 259, Spring 2011)
  • Analysis of Popular Music (MUS 322, Spring 2015)
  • Research Methods in Music (Junior Seminar, Fall 2012).


  • Analysis of Popular Music (MUS 509a, Spring 2010, Spring 2013)
  • Issues in Global Popular Music (MUS 509b, Spring 2011)
  • Analysis of Protest Music (MUS 509c, Fall 2014)

Advisement (selected)

Kluge Center, Library of Congress, October 2013–March 2014, September–December 2015.

Kluge Fellow.

Tokyo University of the Arts, February–September 2012.

Visiting Scholar.

International Research Center for Japanese Studies, February 2008–January 2009.

JSPS Research Fellow.

For each of the courses below, I acted as the sole professor.

John Jay College, CUNY, January 2005–May 2009 (6 terms)

Adjunct Lecturer in Music. World music as an insight into immigrant cultures (MUS 104).

Brooklyn College, Conservatory of Music, January 2006–December 2007 (3 terms)

Adjunct Lecturer in Music. Seminars in ethnomusicology, popular music, and analysis for master’s students and upper-division music majors.

  • Popular Music in North America and Britain, 1950-2005: History and Analysis (MUS 93/760.6, Fall 2007).
  • Musical Syncretism in Spain, Latin America, and Asia (MUS 44/785, Spring 2007)
  • Analysis of World Music (MUS 44/785, Spring 2006).

Marymount Manhattan College, September 2005–December 2006 (2 terms).

Adjunct Lecturer in Music. World music for dance, theater, and liberal arts majors (MUS 110).

Noriko Manabe Contact nmanabe at princeton dot edu