David Verbuč, M.A., Ph.D.
David Verbuč (1975) completed the doctoral study program in ethnomusicology at the University of California, Davis in the USA. His dissertation, “Living Publicly”: House Shows, Alternative Venues, and the Value of Place and Space for American DIY Communities (2014), is an anthropological study of do-it-yourself (DIY) communities, their music events and scenes in the United States. Before beginning his Masters’ studies in 2008 he worked as a music journalist for different media outlets in Slovenia (Radio Študent, Ljubljana, Nova Muska, Mladina, Odzven). In 2008 he issued a double CD of his own field recordings in the Savinja Valley regions of northern Slovenia (Gorših ljudi na svetu ni: terenski posnetki ljudskih pesmi iz Zgornje Savinjske doline / There are No Finer People in the World: Field Recordings of Folk Songs from the Upper Savinja Valley). He currently works as an assistant professor at Charles University’s Faculty of Humanities.