Profile: Matthew Friedman


Department of History

Matthew Friedman teaches US and digital history at Rutgers University, Newark. His research focuses on 20th century American sound cultures and avant-garde music. In addition to his scholarly work, he has worked as a journalist for the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation, the Montreal Gazette, The National Post, Wired News, and InternetWeek. His fortnightly podcast on avant-garde music, No Sounds are Forbidden, debuts on iTunes and H-Net in February 2016.

  • Courses Taught

    History of the United States

    Culture and the Cold War

    Contemporary America