Motorcyclist outside the Nallur Kandaswamy temple, Jaffna, Sri Lanka. Photo by Jim Sykes.

Gavin Steingo and Jim Sykes

Princeton University and University of Pennsylvania

"Remapping Sound Studies" was co-written by Gavin Steingo and Jim Sykes. Their paper is an early version of the introduction to Remapping Sound Studies, edited by Gavin Steingo and Jim Sykes (Durham, NC: Duke University Press, forthcoming). Their respective biographies can be found here, and here.


  • Remapping Sound Studies

    The authors argue that this project necessitates asking different sorts of questions than have been typically asked in sound studies, and they contend that this change will in turn require broadening the purview of sound studies because it will challenge some of the field’s central presuppositions.


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