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Jenna Przybysz

Jenna Przybysz is a doctoral student in ethnomusicology at Stanford University. Her current research focuses on the popularity, circulation, and performance of Black music in Poland. In particular, she is interested in the relationship between music and solidarity, the significance of music institutions, and the effects of cultural exchange programs.

Matthew Gilbert

Matthew Gilbert is an ethnomusicology student whose research focuses on instrument production and music-making at the end of the world. You can listen to the noises he makes with guitars and with friends at

Munir Gur

Munir’s main academic interest lies in the examination of sonic representations revolving around ideological symbolisms. His current research investigates the jazz scene in Turkey as a microcosm in which he observes the interplay of music and ideology, contesting positionalities in various nationalism(s) and cosmopolitanism(s), class conflict and differing forms of conservatism.

Ioanida Costache

I am an ethnomusicologist, a violinist and a documentary filmmaker. My current research explores issues of race and ethnicity, performance/construction of identity, affect, cultural memory, trauma, and history as they intersect in Romani musico-oral traditions of Romania. Drawing on a wide repertoire of Romani repertoires, including Holocaust songs and communist-era popular music, my dissertation traces how a markedly Romani sonic-subjectivity forged through musical expression is deeply imbricated in the project of cultural healing. Before coming to Stanford, I earned a B.A.

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