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Daniel Gilfillan

Daniel Gilfillan

Associate Professor, German Studies and Information Literacy, School of International Letters and Cultures

dgilfil@asu.edu

480-965-8245

School of International Letters and Culture
Arizona State University
PO Box 870202
Tempe, AZ 85287-0202

Titles

  • Senior Sustainability Scholar, Julie Ann Wrigley Global Institute of Sustainability
  • Associate Professor, German Studies and Information Literacy, School of International Letters and Cultures
  • Affiliate Faculty, Department of English, College of Liberal Arts and Sciences
  • Affiliate Faculty, Film and Media Studies
  • Affiliate Faculty, Jewish Studies, College of Liberal Arts and Sciences

Biography

Daniel Gilfillan’s research engages the interdisciplinary area of sound studies, focusing on the use of sound as a medium for artistic and cultural experimentation, and the role of sound as a perceptive mode for understanding the world around us. His first book Pieces of Sound: German Experimental Radio (University of Minnesota Press, 2009) is a cultural history of the radio as an experimental artistic medium across German-speaking Europe. Current research and teaching projects include a book-length study of the role of sound within sustainability discourse, and ongoing efforts to integrate German approaches to sustainability within my German studies course offerings. This second book, titled Sound in the Anthropocene: Sustainability and the Art of Sound, explores the role of sound as a perceptive mode within sustainable systems, and how sound-based art, radio art, and cinema provide interventions into these systems.

Education

  • PhD, Germanic Languages and Literatures, University of Oregon, 2000
  • MA, German, University of Vermont, 1990
  • BA, German and Anthropology, University of Vermont, 1987

Expertise