Gansinger, Martin A.M.
Martin Abdel Matin Gansinger studied Communication Science and Political Science at the University of Vienna. In 2007 he conducted a 9-month ethnographic research in Ghana on patterns of improvisation, interaction and intercultural aspects of West African music as well as on the settlement of the Bobo Shanti Order of Rastafari in Koforidua. Between 2010 and 2018 he carried out a long-term field study on extemporaneous communication as instructional method in traditional knowledge systems in Fez/Morocco and at the convent of the Naqshbandi Sufi Order in Lefk e/Cyprus, where he worked as a Senior Lecturer at the European University of Lefk e and as an Assistant Professor at Girne American University. He is currently holding the position of Assistant Professor at Al-Akhawayn University in Morocco. His most recent publication presents a Rastafarian perspective on race and class in Reggae (Th e Bloomsbury Handbook of Popular Music and Social Class).