Cogut Institute for the Humanities

Norman Frazier

2021-22 Cogut Collaborative Humanities Fellow, History
Last updated June 30, 2021


Norman Frazier is a second-year doctoral student in the Department of History. He is broadly interested in nationalism and the politics of sound in 19th-century Europe, with particular focus on the formation of national identity in Germany. His research examines spaces and built environments, particularly within cities, where notions of Germanness were negotiated along lines of class, region, religion, and taste. His current project considers nationhood within the acoustic world and everyday music practices of Berlin tenements in the late-19th century. Prior to Brown, he received a B.A. in History from Loyola University Chicago and has studied at the Albert-Ludwigs-Universität in Freiburg, Germany.