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Research Expertise and Interests

Juliana M. Pistorius received a DPhil in Musicology from the University of Oxford in 2018. Her research investigates opera, migration, and the politics of coloniality and decoloniality in apartheid and post-apartheid South Africa. As the managing editor of SAMUS: South African Music Studies, she takes an interest in matters of access and linguistic diversification.

External positions

Research Fellow, Africa Open Institute

1 Dec 201830 Nov 2020

Research Expertise and Interests

  • Opera
  • South Africa
  • Coloniality
  • Decoloniality
  • Race
  • Apartheid
  • Political Resistance
  • Migration
  • Democracy
  • Voice
  • African Modernism
  • Music and the State
  • Archive Theory
  • Indigenisation and Adaptation

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opera Social Sciences
apartheid Social Sciences
singing Social Sciences
geopolitics Social Sciences
subversion Social Sciences
song Social Sciences
Musicology Arts & Humanities
South Africa Arts & Humanities

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Research Output 2017 2019

  • 4 Article
  • 2 Book/Film/Dance Article review
  • 1 Review article

Inhabiting Whiteness: The Eoan Group La Traviata, 1956

Pistorius, J. M., 31 Oct 2019, In : Cambridge Opera Journal.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Open Access
File
Whiteness
Italy
Colonies
Civility
Aesthetics

Predicaments of Coloniality, or, Opera Studies Goes Ethno

Pistorius, J., 23 Aug 2019, In : Music and Letters. p. 1-11 11 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalReview article

Book review: William Kentridge and Philip Miller, The Head and the Load

Pistorius, J., 30 Oct 2018, (Accepted/In press) In : SAMUS: South African Music Studies.

Research output: Contribution to journalBook/Film/Dance Article review

Decolonising musicology: A Response and Three Positions

Venter, C., Fourie, W., Pistorius, J. & Muyanga, N., 1 Jan 2018, In : SAMUS: South African Music Studies. 36/37, 1, p. 129-156 28 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Agenda Setting
South Africa
Colonies
Witnessing
Exclusion

Eoan, Assimilation, and the Charge of 'Coloured Culture'

Pistorius, J., 1 Jan 2018, In : SAMUS: South African Music Studies. 36/37, 1, p. 389-415 27 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Clarity
Ideal
Accusations
Grouping
History of Concepts

Activities 2016 2019

Transnational Opera Studies Conference

Mia Pistorius (Participant)
29 Jun 2019

Activity: Participating in or organising an event typesParticipating in a conference, workshop, ...

Sounding ‘out of place’: towards a politics of coloured operatic vocality

Mia Pistorius (Speaker)
11 Apr 2019

Activity: Talk or presentation typesOral presentation

Rupture, Remembrance, and Reform: Operatic Decoloniality in The Head and the Load

Mia Pistorius (Speaker)
23 Feb 2019

Activity: Talk or presentation typesOral presentation

The Total Work of War: William Kentridge’s The Head and the Load as Post-Operatic Gesamtkunstwerk

Mia Pistorius (Speaker)
18 Oct 2018

Activity: Talk or presentation typesOral presentation

South African Society for Research in Music (External organisation)

Mia Pistorius (Treasurer)
20182021

Activity: Membership typesMembership of a Society or Institute