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Edwin Hill

Faculty in Residence
Parkside Arts & Humanities Residential College

Associate Professor
Department of French & Italian



Bachelor’s of Music, Percussion, University of Iowa
Master of Arts, French, University of Iowa
PhD, French, UCLA

Bio + Fun Facts:
Edwin Hill is an Associate Professor at the University of Southern California with joint appointments in the Department of French & Italian and the Department of American Studies & Ethnicity. His research interests come from his background in music performance and his passion for French culture. His scholarship lies at the intersections of popular music and literature, with a focus on histories of race and modernity, theories of sound, post/colonialism and black women writers and musicians, black Atlantic and Mediterranean noir fiction, and popular musical forms and cultural practices (jazz, hip hop, and house). He published his book “Black Soundscapes White Stages: The Meaning of Francophone Sound in the Black Atlantic” at Johns Hopkins University Press (African diaspora series, 2013).