School of Social and Political Science

Francesco S. Longo

Job Title

PhD Student

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francesco in edin

City (Address)

Edinburgh

Country (Address)

UK

Background

 

Education

2017: Master of Arts, Music in Development, SOAS University of London

2016: Laurea Magistrale, Cultural Anthropology and Ethnology, Sapienza University of Rome

2010: Laurea, Political Science, Roma Tre University

Grants and Awards

2021: PhD Research Support Fund, School of Social and Political Science

2020: PhD Research Support Fund, School of Social and Political Science

2019-2022: College of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences Research Award Studentship

2017: John Taylor Travel Grant, Music Department, SOAS University of London

2016-2018: Torno Subito Programme - Education, Regione Lazio

2014: Fieldwork bursary, Italian Ethnological Mission to Ghana

2013-2015: Excellence Programme Scholarship, Sapienza University of Rome

Publications

Draicchio, Cecilia, Giulia Riva and Francesco S. Longo. 2019. Le letterature africane in Italia: prospettive da una libreria specializzata. Africa e Mediterraneo 86: 26-30

Francesco S. Longo. 2019. “Movin’ to the next level”. Popular music, circolazione digitale e mobilità sociale in area Nzema. In In Ghana: Etnografie dallo Nzema, edited by Matteo Aria, Pino Schirripa and Elisa Vasconi, 341-369. Roma: Edizioni Mincione

 

Research interests

Research interests

Sounding the Aural Border: Nzema Popular Music Scenes between Ghana and Côte d'Ivoire

My ethnographic work interrogates the 'aural border' between Ghana and Côte d’Ivoire as it is (re)produced, negotiated and/or contested by the articulation of popular music scenes and small scale industries in the Nzema borderlands straddling the southernmost section of the international boundary. The research aims to recentre the geopolitical margins of the state (the village, the borderland) in our scholarly understanding of contemporary African popular culture and makes the case for a relational -  regional yet transnational - approach to cultural production and creative industries in West Africa. 

Supervisors

Prof. Paul Nugent, Dr. José-Maria Muñoz

Funding

College of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences Research Award Studentship