Erik Steinskog is a cultural theorist, published author and Associate Professor at The University of Copenhagen. His work primarily deals with twentieth and twenty-first century music, with an approach inspired by interdisciplinary cultural studies. The musical material he has focused on is opera and diverse forms of popular music. His research has continually questioned gender/sexuality, on voices, and on relations between music and technology.
His current research focuses on afrofuturism, historically from Sun Ra to Ras G, across musical genres. He also works with parallels between music and other means of expression, as well as how an understanding based in afrofuturism can go into dialogue with other perspectives and other musical expressions, less understood to date, in relation to afrofuturism.