Mariusz Kozak is an associate professor of music at Columbia University, joining the department in 2013. His research focuses on the emergence of musical meaning in contemporary art music, the development and cognitive bases of musical experience, and the phenomenology of bodily interactions in musical behavior. In his work, he bridges experimental approaches from embodied cognition with phenomenology and music analysis, in particular using motion-capture technology to study the movements of performers and listeners. His articles have appeared in Music Theory Spectrum and Music Theory Online, among others. He is the author of Enacting Musical Time: The Bodily Experience of New Music (2019), in which he examines how listeners' understanding and experience of musical time are shaped by bodily actions and gestures.
Mariusz Kozak is a member of the Presidential Scholars in Society and Neuroscience Advisory Committee.