Congratulation to David Novak for publishing “Cosmopolitanism, Remediation and the Ghost World of Bollywood,” in Cultural Anthropology 25(1):40-72; supplemental material is available at the CA website ( read more »
Morgan Luker is now officially an Assistant Professor of Music (Ethnomusicology) in the Music Department at Reed College in Portland, Oregon. We wish him all the best and celebrate along with him. Congratulations Morgan!!!
Congratulations to Anna Stirr, who successfully defended her dissertation on Nepali dohori music on September 10. Dr. Stirr is now headed for Oxford University, where she will hold a postdoctoral fellowship at St. John's College.
We offer our congratulations to Dr. Maurea Landies, who successfully defended her doctoral disseratation on Haitian/Dominican Gaga/Rara music on Wednesday, Dec. 10, 2008. Her dissertation was sponsored by Prof. Chris Washburne.
Congratulations to Matt Sakakeeny who won the Charles Seeger Prize for the most distinguished student paper presented at SEM and Elizabeth Keenan for winning the Wong Tolbert Award for best student paper on the topic of women.
We offer warm congratulations to Elizabeth Keenan, who defended her doctoral dissertation entitled Acting Like a Lady: Third Wave Feminism, Popular Music, and the White Middle Class, on Monday, Sept. 15, 2008.
Congratulations are in order for Elizabeth K. Keenan, who won the 2007 Lise Waxer Prize for the best student paper on popular music for her paper given at the 2006 SEM conference in Hawai'i, "Straightyfest, Ladyquest, Ladyfest: Femininity, Sexuality, and Third Wave Feminism at Young Women's Rock Music Festivals." The Lise Waxer Prize is sponsored by the Popular Music Section of SEM.
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Columbia ethnomusicology PhD Amanda Minks
(PhD 2005) is now teaching anthropology in the Honors College of the University of Oklahoma.
Congratulations to Dr. Minks!
PhD Columbia University, 1991
“Commitment, cohesion, and creative process: A study of New York City rock bands”
PhD Columbia University, 1977
“The Impact of Labor Migration on Music in Urban Ghana: The Case of Kpehe Gome”
PhD, Columbia University, 1975
"The Role of Music in the Interaction of Black Americans and Hispanos in New York City's East Harlem"
PhD Columbia University, 2000
"Cultural policy and musical expression in Lisbon in the transition from dictatorship to democracy (1960s--1980s)"