Brendan Kibbee is AMESALL’s postdoctoral fellow in Global Africa and the Humanities. Dr. Kibbee’s work examines music’s role in the production of public space, culture, and politics in the postcolonial African metropolis, focusing on Dakar, Senegal. His writings have appeared in the  African Studies Review, Current Musicology, and the Palgrave Handbook for Islam in Africa, among other places. A jazz pianist by training, he also plays Senegalese sabar and baay faal xiiñ percussion styles. He has taught a wide range of subjects from music and world cultures to music technology, and will be co-teaching AMESALL’s signature course “Rhythms of Resistance: Global Hip-Hop” along with Dr. Ousseina Alidou in the Spring 2024 semester. Dr. Kibbee received his PhD in Ethnomusicology from the CUNY Graduate Center in 2022, and he is a recipient of a Fulbright-Hays DDRA Fellowship, the Society for Ethnomusicology’s 21st Century Dissertation Fellowship, and an honorable mention for the African Studies Association’s Graduate Student Paper Prize.