Congratulations to Miranda Fedock, PhD candidate in Ethnomusicology! She has been awarded the Fulbright-Hays DDRA (Doctoral Dissertation Research Abroad) Fellowship to complete her dissertation fieldwork among the Tibetan exile community in Dharamsala, India. She will complete her fieldwork October 2021-July 2022.
Miranda’s dissertation research focuses on musical listening among exiled Tibetans. In her work, she studies listening as an assemblage of multisensory practices, philosophies, and ways of experiencing and making selves and worlds. Her work attends to the quotidian, sensory ways in which lay Tibetan listeners in exile engage with pöshey (bod gzhas; a broad genre of traditional and contemporary Tibetan-language songs), in order to examine how pöshey audition mediates these listeners’ relationships with Tibet.