While you all wait for the announcement of out exceptional Guests of Honor, we proudly present our first Key Note Speaker!
ERIK STEINSKOG is dr. art. i musical science from the Technical – Natural Science University in Trondheim, Norway (NTNU). He is currenly teaching in Musical Science at the Institute for Art & Cultural Studies at Copenhagen University. He has published work on opera, gender and sexuality, afrofuturism and estetics. He teaches courses in Afrofuturism at Copenhagen University, in 2019 he will teach a course in “Black Speculative Fiction”, which will look extensively at the works by Nigerian writer Nnedi Okorafor (BINTI, Lagoon, etc). He recently published a book on Afrofuturisme & Sound on Palgrave: Afrofuturism and Black Sound Studies: Culture, Technology, and Things to Come (2018) (https://www.palgrave.com/de/book/9783319660400).
Some background information can be found (in Danish) in this interview for the Copenhagen University Paper: https://uniavisen.dk/popkultur-er-finkultur/. As well as on his presentation page at the Copenhagen University Homepage: https://kunstogkulturvidenskab.ku.dk/ansatte/?pure=da%2Fpersons%2Ferik-steinskog(0d248891-05ed-4e26-90b8-b2b70753e4cb).html