Universität KonstanzExzellenzcluster: Kulturelle Grundlagen von Integration

Ulrike Präger, Ph.D.


Ulrike Präger

Since 2017 Course Developer and Lecturer, Boston University Online Education

2015–2017 Full-Time University Lecturer in Ethno/Musicology, University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign

2013–2015 Lecturer in Ethno/Musicology, Boston University

2014 Ph.D. in Ethno/Musicology, Title: “Longing to Belong: Musical Practices in the Expulsion of the Germans from the Bohemian Lands,” Boston University

2010–2013 Deans Award in Ethno/Musicology, Boston University

2006–2009 Lecturer in Music and Dance Pedagogy/Voice Pedagogy, University of Münster

2006 Master of Music, University Mozarteum Salzburg

2002–2004 Socrates Study Grant, Vocal Studies at Enschede and Amsterdam Conservatories 

Research Concentrations

  • Migration, Displacement, Refugee, and Diaspora Studies
  • Cultural Mobility and Immobility
  • Cultural Memory Studies
  • Narrative Inquiry and Life Story
  • Performance and Sound Studies
  • Music in the Middle East
  • Nostalgia and Affect
  • Music and Violence 
  • Music and Cold War Politics
  • Experimental Processes and Creativity in Music and Dance

Function within the Center

Fellow of the Institute of Advanced Study Konstanz (November 2017–August 2018)

Research project "Publicity and Representation: Music in Medializing and Politicizing Processes of (Forced) Migration"

Selected Publications

“Memorizing, Medializing, and Musicking Forced Migration,” In Collapse of Memory – Memory of Collapse, edited by Alexander Drost et. al., Göttingen: Vandenhoek & Ruprecht. [forthcoming 2018]

“Musical Ethnography and the Reframing of History,” In Germanic Studies and Ethnography, edited by Amanda Randall and Dana Weber. Oxford and New York: Berghahn. [forthcoming 2018]

“Musically Negotiating Difference: Cross-Cultural Sounds of Empathy in Contemporary Germany,” In Musik und Migration, edited by Wolfgang Gratzer and Nils Grosch, in collaboration with the Mozarteum University Salzburg. [forthcoming 2017]

“‘Musicking’ Children from the Bohemian Borderlands: Hidden and Nurtured Musical Practices on Both Sides of the Iron Curtain,” European Review of History 22, no. 2 (2015): 310-30.

“Musik,” In Handbuch. Medien und Praktiken der Erinnerung an Flucht und Vertreibung, 283-295, edited by Bill Niven, Maren Röger, and Stephan Scholz. Frankfurt and New York: Campus Verlag, 2015.

“Longing for Belonging in Forced Migration: Musical Recollections of Germans from the Bohemian Lands.” In Music and Belonging. Articulations of the Self and the Other in the Musical Realm, 157-174, edited by Magdalena Waligorska. Cambridge: Cambridge Scholars Publishing, 2013.

“Music in the ‘Sudeten-German’ Expulsion,” Ethnomusicology Review 16 (2011).

“Alle Meine Stimmen,“ Musik und Bildung, Schott Publishing (Juli-September 2006): 14-18.


e-mail uliprae[at]bu.edu