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Ioanida Costache

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Ioanida Costache

B.A., Music, Amherst College
Dissertation Title: 
Sonic Resistance in the Counter Histories of Romanian-Roma Musicians


My current research explores issues of race and ethnicity, performance/construction of identity, cultural memory, trauma, and history as they intersect in lautareasca music, a Romani musico-oral tradition of Romania. Before coming to Stanford, I earned a B.A. in Music from Amherst College and spent a year researching and playing lautareasca music in Romania on a Fulbright. Other areas of interest include applied ethnomusicology, alternative epistemologies, critical theory and digital humanities.

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