Marek Karol Susdorf

Doctoral Research Fellow - IMV stab
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  • Marek Susdorf – a Polish writer and artist; a graduate of Slavic Studies at Gdańsk University and RMA Gender Studies at Utrecht University; works as a Research Fellow at the Department of Musicology of Oslo University; his doctoral project concerned the musical-colonial relationship between the Netherlands and Suriname as well as recent employments of posthumanist theories in music and sound studies.

My Research

  • I engage in the social and cultural study of music, with a special emphasis placed on the histories of Dutch colonization. My PhD project was titled “Musicolonialism: Sonic Contributions to the Construction of the Category of the Human and Its Others,” and was developed under the main supervision of Prof. Kyle Devine, Oslo University, and co-supervision of historian Prof. Rosemarijn Hoefte from KITLV in the Netherlands, and ethnomusicologist Assoc. Prof. Corinna Campbell from Williams College in the US. The project thoroughly examines the history of Suriname, a former Dutch colony between 1650 and 1975, from the perspective of the colonial administration of sound, and focuses on showing how sound was utilized by the Dutch to impose various manners of colonial coercion.

Teaching at Oslo University

  • Spring 2022    MUS2605 - Popular Music Studies 
  • Fall 2022         MUS4500 - Current musicological research: Music, Humanity, and Colonialism
  • Fall 2022         MUS4605 - Research Seminar in Popular Music 

Academic interests

  • anti-, de- and postcolonialism
  • musicology
  • theories of the posthuman and the nonhuman
  • histories of the advancement of capitalism
  • gender studies


  • PhD in Musicology, Oslo University, Norway
  • RMA in Gender Studies, Utrecht University, the Netherlands
  • MA in Slavistics, University of Gdańsk, Poland


Tags: Posthumanism, Musicology, Suriname, Postcolonialism, Gender Studies, Philosophy
Published Sep. 3, 2018 9:52 AM - Last modified Sep. 16, 2022 10:50 AM