Florian Carl

  • University of Cape CoastDepartment of Music and Dance

Contact Info:

  • florian.carl@ucc.edu.gh


Prof. Florian Carl is an Associate Professor in the Department of Music and Dance at the University of Cape Coast, where he teaches courses in ethnomusicology, qualitative and ethnographic research, cultural theory, music history, and music technology. He serves on various university boards and committees and was Head of the Department of Music and Dance from 2014 to 2019. He is currently co-director of the international DAAD-funded Graduate School “Performing Sustainability: Cultures and Development in West Africa.” From 2021 to 2024, Florian Carl is a Research Fellow of the Alexander von Humboldt Foundation and a Visiting Professor at the University of Oldenburg, Germany.

Florian Carl received an MA in Musicology, African Studies, and Sociocultural Anthropology from the University of Cologne, Germany, and a PhD in Ethnomusicology from the University of Music, Drama and Media in Hanover, Germany. Past research projects have focused on Ghanaian popular music, public sound culture, music and migration, and the representation of African music in German colonial discourse. His current research interests include music, digital media and Christian popular culture in West Africa and the social history of sound and listening in southeastern Ghana.