Participant Info

First Name
Last Name
EMMA (Études Montpelliéraines du Monde Anglophone—English Speaking World Studies at Montpellier)
Website URL
American Studies, Lifestyle Sports, Surf Music, Florida, Surf, Subcultures
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Personal Info

About Me

Anne Barjolin-Smith is a Ph.D. in American Studies. She is a postdoctoral researcher with EMMA (Études Montpellieraines du Monde Anglophone—English Speaking World Studies at Montpellier) at Paul Valéry Montpellier 3 University in France. She is an IB and AP French teacher at Cocoa Beach Jr/Sr High School, in Florida. She studies the impact of the relationships between cultural components of the surf lifestyle on the identity marking of American surfers. She focuses on the links between surfing and musicking.

Her research interests include cultural anthropology of lifestyle sports and the ethos of the American surf culture. She is currently working on music in the olympian representation of surf cultures as part of her postdoctoral research project which focuses on the invention of otherness. Her trans-disciplinary research covers a wide range of fields and methodologies including social psychology, ethnomusicology, sociology of sports, and cultural anthropology.

Her work promotes a novel understanding of the American society by offering complex accounts of surfing history, societies, and regional cultures. She engages in ethnographic and archival research on various aspects of individual and collective experiences of twentieth and twenty-first centuries American surf culture(s).

Recent Publications

Barjolin-Smith, A. (2018). Surfing through music: Sharing the surf lifestyle on a reggae frequency. Riffs: Experimental Writing on Popular Music,2(2), 42-47.

Media Coverage
Country Focus
United States
Expertise by Geography
North America
Expertise by Chronology
20th century, 21st century
Expertise by Topic
Local & Regional, Sports