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Personal profile

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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Research Output

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

Inhabiting Whiteness: The Eoan Group La Traviata, 1956

Pistorius, J. M., 1 Mar 2019, In : Cambridge Opera Journal. 31, 1, p. 63-84 22 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

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  • 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

  • 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

  • Activities

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

    Mia Pistorius (Speaker)
    14 Feb 2020

    Activity: Talk or presentation typesOral presentation

    Journal of the Musical Arts in Africa (Journal)

    Mia Pistorius (Reviewer)
    2020 → …

    Activity: Publication peer-review and editorial work typesPublication Peer-review

    "A Long Way from Home”: Opera, Performance and Cultural Boycott in Apartheid South Africa

    Mia Pistorius (Speaker)
    3 Nov 2019

    Activity: Talk or presentation typesOral presentation

    'A Traviata of Irony and Enjoyment': Coloured Opera as Political Act in Apartheid South Africa

    Mia Pistorius (Speaker)
    15 Oct 2019

    Activity: Talk or presentation typesInvited talk