With great pleasure, The Center for Ethnomusicology announces that Prof. Ana Maria Ochoa has assumed the Directorship of the Center.
Prof. Aaron Fox, who has Directed the Center since 2003, is stepping down to become Chair of the Music Department. He will continue to be affiliated with the Center.
About Ana Maria Ochoa:
Professor Ochoa is Associate Professor of Music at Columbia University. She holds a Ph D in Folklore and Ethnomusicology from Indiana University (1996). Her areas of interest include music and cultural policy, music and armed conflict, intellectual property, and intellectual histories of sound and music in Latin America, with emphasis on Colombia. Prof. Ochoa taught previously at Columbia (2003-2005) and at New York University (2005-2008). She is the former director of the Music Archives of the Colombian Ministry of Culture. She has also been a researcher at the Instituto Colombiano de Antropología e Historia (Colombia) as well as at The Centro Nacional de Información, Investigación y Documentación Musical Carlos Chávez (CENIDIM) in Mexico.