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Ethnomusicology

Robert O. Beahrs

Robbie Beahrs is an ethnomusicologist, sound artist, and acoustic ecologist.

His fieldwork in Russia, Mongolia, Kazakhstan, and the United States links archival research with collaborative ethnography, voice-driven performance practice, filmmaking, and soundscape art. His current research projects explore genealogies of throat-singing in the Sayan-Altai Mountains of Inner Asia, interspecies listening and voicing in Tyva and western Mongolia, and vibrational sensing with Russian cosmonauts and American astronauts during long-duration space flight.

Ioanida Costache

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.

Anna Schultz

Anna Schultz is Associate Professor of Music at Stanford University. Her first book, Singing a Hindu Nation, was published by Oxford University Press in 2013, and her second book, Songs of Translation: Bene Israel Gender and Textual Orality, is also under contract with OUP. Dr. Schultz’s research has been supported by fellowships from Fulbright-Hays, the American Council of Learned Societies, the American Association of University Women, the Hellman Foundation, the Hadassah-Brandeis Institute, the University of Illinois, and Stanford University.

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