UCR Department of Music
Wednesday@Noon via Zoom Lecture
Ethnomusicologist, Romani music scholar and activist
Sounding Romani Sonic-Subjectivity: Counterhistory, Identity Formation and Affect in Romanian-Roma Music
Dana Kaufman, coordinator
February 3, 2021
Wednesday, 12:00-12:50 P.M. PST
Free and open to the public
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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. in Music from Amherst College. I am the recipient of a Fulbright Research Grant and ACLS/Mellon Dissertation Completion Fellowship and visiting fellowships at the USC Shoah Foundation Center for Advanced Genocide Research and the Jack, Joseph and Morton Mandel Center for Advanced Holocaust Studies at the U.S. Holocaust Museum. Other areas of interest include embodiment, applied ethnomusicology, and alternative epistemologies.
• The Wednesday@Noon Series offers concerts, lectures, and presentations of academic research by Department of Music faculty, postdoctoral researchers, students, and international guest artists and scholars. Dana Kaufman, coordinator.
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