Current Ethnomusicology Students

Select students at SEM Annual Meeting 2015 in Austin, Texas.

Select students at SEM Annual Meeting 2015 in Austin, Texas.

Carlos Cuestas and Emmy Williamson (1st and 2nd from left) participate in a Veracruz-style fandango, capping off an international symposium on the Fandango held at the Graduate Center, April 2015

Carlos Cuestas and Emmy Williamson (1st and 2nd from left) participate in a Veracruz-style fandango, capping off an international symposium on the Fandango held at the Graduate Center, April 2015


Joseph M. Alpar

  • Turkish and Greek music, Jewish music in Turkey, religious studies, transnationalism, music and religious practice, nusach and Jewish liturgy, spirituality, vocal ornamentation, makam

Manuela Arciniegas

  • Central African Music, Caribbean Music, African Diaspora Music and Dance, Spirit Possession, Afro-Puerto Rican Bomba, Afro-Dominican Folk Music, Haitian Music, Afro-Cuban Music, Education, Social Justice, Healing
Joseph Alpar (back row, second from right) as vocalist and percussionist in Sephardic music concert at Istanbul’s historic Ashkenazi Synagogue, June 2015. Concert sponsored by American Research Institute in Turkey and the Istanbul Jewish community; Prof. Ruhi Ayangil on kanun, Korkutalp Bilgin on cello and guitar, and Osman Öksüzoğlu on ney.

Joseph Alpar (back row, second from right) as vocalist and percussionist in Sephardic music concert at Istanbul’s historic Ashkenazi Synagogue, June 2015. Concert sponsored by American Research Institute in Turkey and the Istanbul Jewish community; Prof. Ruhi Ayangil on kanun, Korkutalp Bilgin on cello and guitar, and Osman Öksüzoğlu on ney.

Bruno Bartra

  • brunobartra@gmail.com
  • Transnational music scenes; diasporic communities and music; Latin American rock and electrónica, Balkan beat and Roma influence in contemporary urban music

Brian Bond

  • Sufi music of western/north India and Pakistan; morality, ethics, and music; Hindustani music

Ben Dumbauld

  • Music of Romania, Local and Underground Music Economies, Performance Studies, Music and Political Ideology

Miranda Fedock

  • mfedock@gradcenter.cuny.edu
  • traditional Tibetan folk music; music in Tibetan refugee communities; intangible cultural heritage; music, imagination, affect; music and NGOs; piwang

Johnny Frias

  • Music in Cuba and Puerto Rico, popular music, transnational connections, globalization
Brian Bond interviewing Mai Dhai and accompanying musicians from Sindh, Pakistan

Brian Bond interviewing Mai Dhai and accompanying musicians from Sindh, Pakistan

Bradford Garvey

  • Music and dance in the Middle East; mediated culture; gender and masculinity; performance and the state; banjo.

Stephanie L. Jackson

  • sjackson2@gradcenter.cuny.edu
  • Caribbean, South Asia, race and ethnicity, religion, diaspora studies, Indo-Caribbean music, Indian popular music, Tamil music and migration

Joshua Katz-Rosene

  • Colombian canción social, Music and Politics, Andean Music, Brass Bands

Janice L. Mahinka

  •  jmahinka@gradcenter.cuny.edu
  • Latin American and other (cosmopolitan) dancemusics, rhythm/beat/meter and form theories, aesthetics and criticism, interdisciplinary studies of music, dance, and social context.

Elizabeth R. Martin

  • Latin American/African Diaspora music and cultures, World Music industry
Johnny Frias (right) at the conga

Johnny Frias (right) at the conga

Chris McGuinness

  • Acoustic ecology; social movements; new media; South Asia.

Natalie Oshukany

  • noshukany@gradcenter.cuny.edu
  • Music in Ukraine and Russia; Soviet Jewish immigration and popular music in New York City; nationalism; music, censorship, and the state

Dean S. Reynolds

  • Black music of the Americas, Caribbean music, Jamaican music, jazz, diaspora and transnationalism, media theory

Elaine C. Sandoval

  • echangsandoval@gmail.com
  • El Sistema, social justice, cosmopolitanism in music education, pedagogy, postcolonialism, music in conflict and peacebuilding

Carolyn J. Stallard

  • cstallard@gradcenter.cuny.edu
  • Preservation of cultural heritage through the arts (esp. within refugee communities); music and healing; music and identity; jazz history; music of Québec; percussion; the vibraphone

Emmy Williamson

  • Mexican music and immigration in New York City, Latin American music, nationalism, mariachi performance, son jarocho and participatory music culture

Jana Zoric

  • jzoric@gradcenter.cuny.edu
  • Popular music in Southeast Europe, music and globalization, music and nationalism, music and gender
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