Lyndsey Marie Hoh

Research Interests

Ethnomusicology, West Africa, Anthropology, Popular Music, Musical Instruments, Sound Studies, Gender and Sexuality

Area of proposed thesis

Lyndsey is a doctoral candidate in Ethnomusicology at St John’s College, University of Oxford. Her research investigates amateur brass band performance in postcolonial Benin through methods of participant observation, musical analysis, and archival research. Her expanding research and teaching interests include music and disability, sound studies in the Global South, instruments and materiality, and African popular music.

Lyndsey holds a MPhil in Social Anthropology from Oxford (with distinction), a BM in Tuba Performance from the University of Southern California (summa cum laude), and is an alumna of the Fulbright IIE Fellowship Program. In 2016, Lyndsey was a Visiting Student Research Collaborator at Princeton University’s Department of Music. From 2014-2016, she served as the Student Liaison Officer for the British Forum for Ethnomusicology.

When in Oxford, Lyndsey performs actively as a tubist, captains her college football team, and leads a New Orleans brass band.


Wenner-Gren Foundation for Anthropological Research; Clarendon Fund, University of Oxford; Angus McLeod Fellowship, St John’s College, Oxford; Fulbright IIE Fellowship

Subjects Taught

Ethnomusicology, Music of Africa, Music and Gender, Anthropology of West Africa