Samuel Chan is a PhD student at New York University working on global music studies, Sinophone studies, and media anthropology. He has presented on musical hatred, vocal failure, and sonic racialization at meetings of the American Musicological Society and the Society for Ethnomusicology. His paper, “Haunting Vocalities: Sinophone Articulations across Asia/America,” was awarded the Hewitt Pantaleoni Prize for the best graduate student paper at the 2020 MACSEM meeting.
He is Associate Editor at SEM Student News, an admin at Decolonizing Ethnomusicology, and co-organizer of the sound studies conferences Un/Sounding the Relational City and Sonic Fluidities. He holds an MA from UC San Diego and a BA with First Class Honors from the Chinese University of Hong Kong, where he was awarded the Bernard van Zuiden Music Prize for graduating top of class. His research is supported by the NYU Asian/Pacific/American Institute, Project Spectrum, Hong Kong Jockey Club Music and Dance Fund, HKSAR Government, and other grants.