Panayotis (Paddy) League, Assistant Professor of Musicology and Director of the Center for Music of the Americas, specializes in the traditional music of the Greek islands, northeastern Brazil, Ireland, and their respective diasporas, as well as instrumental rock music and the machines that make it possible. He holds the Ph.D. in Ethnomusicology from Harvard University, where he also served as the James A. Notopoulos Fellow in the Milman Parry Collection of Oral Literature.
League’s research has been supported by grants from the Fulbright Foundation, the Weatherhead Center for International Affairs, and the Tsakopoulos Hellenic Collection at Sacramento State University, and his scholarship has been recognized with the Victor Papacosma Prize from the Modern Greek Studies Association. He has published in Ethnomusicology, the Journal of Modern Greek Studies, the Journal of the Society for American Music, the Journal of Greek Media and Culture, the Harvard Review of Latin America, and several edited collections. His monograph, Echoes of the Great Catastrophe: Re-Sounding Anatolian Greekness in Diaspora, published by University of Michigan Press, explores the legacy of Ottoman-era cosmopolitanism among musicians and dancers on the island of Lesvos and their migrant cousins in the United States.