I am an Associate Professor of Ethnomusicology at the University of Toronto. Most of my published work focuses on Iranian popular music in diaspora, especially in Los Angeles. My book Tehrangeles Dreaming: Intimacy and Imagination in Southern California’s Iranian Pop Music was published with Duke University Press in April 2020. Tehrangeles Dreaming won the Hamid Naficy Book Award from the Center of Iranian Diaspora Studies / Association for Iranian Studies.
I’m currently working on a collaborative project on music, sound, and noise in Toronto’s Kensington Market in the context of the city’s music policy and rapid urban development.
The Persian orthography of my name is فرزانه حمصی .