Karl Haas, Ph.D. is a musician and ethnomusicologist living in the Burlington, VT area. His current scholarship explores the politics of youth, masculinity, and development in the traditional music of northern Ghana. He has taught at several colleges and universities in New England, including Berklee College of Music, MIT, Middlebury College. Additional research interests include oral history, formal analysis, materiality, and temporality in the music of Africa and its diaspora. Karl is currently a Visiting Researcher at Boston University and Presiding Co-Chair of the African and African Diasporic Music Section of the Society for Ethnomusicology.