This list includes the current members of the Society for Arab Music Research. If you would like to add your name and contact information, please email Christopher Witulski.

Click on the names to reveal further information on members’ interests, contact information, and a selection of their publications.

Nili Belkind

Beau Bothwell
Assistant Professor | Kalamazoo College

Email: [email protected]

Interests: Radio, popular music, politics in Syria, Lebanon, and the diaspora

Lilliana Carrizo
Adjunct Instructor of Religious Studies | College of William and Mary

Email: [email protected]

Interests: Iraqi domestic songs, musical practices of Iraqi immigrants in Israel and North America

Hicham Chami
PhD Student, editor of the Journal of Arab Music Research | Columbia University

Email: [email protected]

Website: https://music.columbia.edu/bios/hicham-chami

Interests: Arab, Maghrebi, and Andalusian traditions; historical ethnomusicology

Selected publications and projects:

  • 20 entries on Arab, Maghrebi, and Andalusian musics (forthcoming), SAGE Encyclopædia of Ethnomusicology and Music Around the World: A Global Encyclopædia

Andrea Shaheen Espinosa
Assistant Professor | University of Texas, El Paso

Email: [email protected]

Interests: Syria, nostalgia, tradition, trauma

Michael Frishkopf
Professor of Music, Director of the Canadian Centre for Ethnomusicology | University of Alberta

Email: [email protected]

Website: http://frishkopf.org

Interests: Egypt, Sufism, Islam, music, sound, built environment, architecture

Selected publications and projects:

Jillian Fulton
York University

Email: [email protected]

Interests: Diasporas, electronic music, tarab, Morocco

Bradford J. Garvey
Doctoral Candidate | The Graduate Center, CUNY

Email: [email protected]

Website: http://opencuny.org/bradfordjgarvey/

Interests: Arabian Peninsula and Arabian Gulf musics, dance, collective performance, the state, praise, sung poetry, music analysis, the "music" question; the Iraqi Maqam and its transmission

Lillie Gordon
Lecturer and Adjunct Assistant Professor | University of Tennessee, Knoxville

Interests: Egypt, violin, post-colonial studies, nostalgia, style

Kathleen Hood
Publications Director and Events Coordinator | UCLA Ethnomusicology Department

Email: [email protected]

Website: http://kathleenhoodmusic.com/

Interests: Arab music, especially from Jordan, Lebanon, and Syria; North and West Africa

Selected publications and projects:

Richard Jankowsky
Associate Professor | Tufts University

Alan Karass
Director of Library Services & Facutty, Music History | New England Conservatory

Scott Marcus
Professor | UC, Santa Barbara

David McDonald
Chair, Department of Folklore and Ethnomusicology | Indiana University

Email: [email protected]

Website: https://folkethno.webhost.iu.edu/scripts/index.cfm

Interests: Arab music, popular music, music and violence, Palestinian resistance music, protest song, nationalism, anthropology of conflict, trauma, gender, social theory, critical ethnography, activism

Selected publications and projects:

Guilmard Mouffaraj
Assistant Professor | United States Naval Academy

Email: [email protected]

Interests: Christian music and liturgy of the Middle East, music and protest, music and gender

Liza Munk
PhD Candidate | University of California, Santa Barbara

Philip J. Murphy
UC Santa Barbara, William and Mary

Email: [email protected]

Interests: Islamic devotional practice, Sufi ritual and performance

Chris Nickell
Ph.D. Candidate | New York University

Email: [email protected]

Interests: Popular and independent musics of the Middle East and North Africa, Lebanon, feminist and queer theory, masculinity studies, affect, space and place, sound studies, foodways

Hanna Salmon
PhD student | University of Texas, Austin

Email: [email protected]

Interests: Diaspora studies, community building, identity construction, Israel and Palestine

Kendra Salois
Assistant Professor of Ethnomusicology | American University

Email: [email protected]

Interests: Morocco, North Africa, trans-Saharan collaboration, music and diplomacy, late capitalism/neoliberalism

Selected publications and projects:

Jonathan H. Shannon
Professor & Chair, Department of Anthropology | Hunter College CUNY

Email: [email protected]

Interests: Arab Music, Musics of the Mediterranean, Andalusian Music, migration, aesthetics, Syria, Turkey, Europe

Selected publications and projects:

Shayna Silverstein
Assistant Professor | Northwestern University

Richard Smith
PhD student | University of Michigan

Email: [email protected]

Interests: Queerness, Palestine-Israel, fieldwork technology, historiography

Ashley Thornton
PhD student | University of Texas, Austin

Email: [email protected]

Interests: Diaspora, music and trauma/violence, identity, Kurdish music

Christopher Witulski
Instructor of Ethnomusicology | Bowling Green State University

Email: [email protected]

Website: https://www.bgsu.edu/musical-arts/faculty-and-staff/christopher-witulski.html

Interests: Sacred popular music in Morocco and across North Africa, analytical methodologies, gnawa music, and authenticity

Selected publications and projects: