Eliot Bates
Position: Assistant Professor, Music
Program: Music (Ph.D./D.M.A)
Campus Affiliation: Graduate Center
Degrees/Diplomas: Ph.D. University of California, Berkeley
Bates is an ethnomusicologist specializing in digital audio recording cultures and the production of contemporary music in Istanbul, Turkey. He was previously a lecturer at the University of Birmingham, in the United Kingdom, and he was an ACLS New Faculty Fellow at Cornell University’s Society for the Humanities. He has authored two books: Digital Tradition: Arrangement and Labor in Istanbul's Recording Studio Culture (Oxford University Press, 2016), and Music in Turkey: Experiencing Music, Expressing Culture (Oxford University Press, 2011). He is also a performer and recording artist of the 11-stringed-oud.