Paul David Flood is a second-year Ph.D. student in the Musicology department at the Eastman School of Music. His research explores intersections of genre, geopolitics, and identity in global popular and avant-garde musics. His dissertation research will explore Europop as a transnational network through which Europeans of sociopolitically marginalized identities perform and (re)negotiate understandings of Europeanness, critiques of the European project, and notions of belonging across European and Euro-diasporic cultural spheres. His secondary interests include nationmaking in global musical avant-gardes, as well as music, performance, and worldmaking in queer nightlife. He earned an M.F.A. in Musicology from the University of California, Irvine and a B.A. in Music from Westminster Choir College. His writing can be found in Global Musical ModernismsScandinavian Studies, and on I Care If You Listen(.com). Outside of his scholarship, Paul is an active professional choral singer.


Ph.D. Musicology, Eastman School of Music, University of Rochester (in progress)

M.F.A. Musicology, University of California, Irvine (2021)

  • Thesis: “Embracing the Outsider: Framing Conflict in Per Nørgård’s Wölfli Works.”

B.A. Music, Westminster Choir College of Rider University (2019)



Review of Gapassipi, by Magnús Pálsson, in Scandinavian Studies 95, 1 (forthcoming, early 2023). (solicited)


Public Writing

“Per Nørgård’s Two-Tone Infinity Series in Wie Ein Kind (1979-80).” Peer-reviewed blog post for Global Musical Modernisms. Dec. 2020.

“Paul David Flood on the Political Music of Ted Hearne.” For I Care If You Listen and 21CM. Jan. 2020.

Upcoming Talks and Conferences

“‘A Melting Pot of Sound’: ENISA, New York City, and the Making of a Euro-Diasporic Musical Imaginary.” International Conference of the International Association for the Study of Popular Music. Minneapolis, MN. June 26-30, 2023.



American Musicological Society

International Association for the Study of Popular Music

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