Georgina Born (BSc Hons First Class and PhD Anthropology, University College London) is Professor of Music and Anthropology at the University of Oxford and Honorary Professor of Anthropology at University College London. She was formerly Professor of Sociology, Anthropology and Music at the University of Cambridge (2006-10) and Professorial Fellow of Girton College Cambridge, as well as Offi cial Fellow of Emmanuel College Cambridge (1998-2006), and Senior Research Fellow of King’s College Cambridge (1997-8). In 2014 she will be the Ernest Bloch Distinguished Visiting Professor at the University of California, Berkeley, and in 2007 she was awarded the Dent Medal of the Royal Musical Association. Her specialism is the ethnographic study of contemporary cultural and media production, often in institutional form, and her research has encompassed music, interdisciplinarity, artscience and television. She also engages in theoretical and conceptual work. Professor Born is on the advisory or editorial boards of several journals including Studien zur Wertungsforschung, Cultural Sociology, Anthropological Theory, and New Media and Society. Her books are Rationalizing Culture: IRCAM, Boulez and the Institutionalization of the Musical Avant-Garde (California, 1995), Western Music and Its Others: Diff erence, Representation, and Appropriation in Music (California, 2000, edited with David Hesmondhalgh) and Uncertain Vision: Birt, Dyke and the Reinvention of the BBC (Vintage, 2005). Since October 2010 she has been leading the fi ve-year research programme ‘Music, Digitization, Mediation: Towards Interdisciplinary Music Studies’, funded by the European Research Council. Two edited booksMusic, Sound, and the Transformations of Public and Private Space (Cambridge) and Interdisciplinarity: Reconfi gurations of the Social and Natural Sciences (Routledge)—are forthcoming.