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Ohio State University
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music, diplomacy, arts, women, internationalism
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About Me

Danielle Fosler-Lussier is Professor of Music at the Ohio State University. She holds a PhD in Music from the University of California, Berkeley. She is the author of Music in America’s Cold War Diplomacy, published by the University of California Press in 2015. The book is accompanied by an online database of U.S. cultural presentationsfrom the 1950s to the 1980s. Her latest project is a forthcoming book entitled Music on the Move, a general-interest book that introduces key concepts about migration and media.

Her research has been supported by fellowships from the National Endowment for the Humanities, the American Council of Learned Societies, the Eisenhower Foundation, the American Musicological Society, and the Mershon Center for International Security Studies.

Recent Publications

Music in America’s Cold War Diplomacy (University of California Press, 2015). Named an Outstanding Academic Title, American Library Association Choice magazine.

“Instruments of Diplomacy: Writing Music into the History of Cold War International Relations.” In Music and International History, edited by Jessica Gienow-Hecht (Berghahn Books, 2015), 119-138. With Eric Fosler-Lussier. Website to accompany the book Music in America’s Cold War Diplomacy,including an extensive database of cultural presentations tours and selected primary sourcesApril 2015.

Tim Scholl, Ben Jones, and Zach Christy, “Tour of Tours: The 1964 Oberlin College Choir in the Soviet Union” (DVD). March 2015. Served as off-camera interviewer for film.

“Afterword: Music’s Powers.” In Music and Diplomacy from the Early Modern Era to the Present, edited by Rebekah Ahrendt, Mark Ferraguto, and Damien Mahiet (Palgrave Macmillan, 2014), 267-276.

Music Divided: Bartók’s Legacy in Cold War Culture (University of California Press, 2007).

Media Coverage
Country Focus
United States
Expertise by Geography
Eastern Europe, United States
Expertise by Chronology
20th century
Expertise by Topic
Diplomacy, Women