(Ph.D., Anthropology, University of Texas 1995) Associate Professor of Music; Chair, Department of Music. Popular music; working-class cultures; language and music; race, class, and indigeneity; ethnographic theory and method; history of social thought;
linguistics; Native American Studies; cultural and intellectual property
issues.Author of Real Country: Music and
Language in Working-Class Culture.
(Ph.D., Cultural Anthropology,
Duke University 2005) Associate Professor of Music: performance; affect; gender;
ethnographic theory and method; poetics; urban cultural studies; place; vocality; fado; Portugal; Europe.
(Ph.D., Ethnomusicology and Folklore, Indiana University 1996) Associate Professor of
Music; Director, Center for Ethnomusicology: cultural policy, music and armed conflict, intellectual property,
history of aurality, Latin American cultural studies, music and globalization.
(Ph.D., Ethnomusicology, Columbia University, 1999) Associate Professor of Music; Chair, Ethnomusicology Area Committee, 2008-9;Director, Louis Armstrong Jazz Performance Program. Jazz; Salsa; Latin American and Caribbean musics; music and identity;performance.
Músicas en Transición.
Edited by Ana María Ochoa Gautier and Alejandra Cragnolini (Bogotá: Ministerio de Cultura, 2001)
Emeritus Faculty: Dieter Christensen. (Ph.D., Free University, Berlin 1957) Professor of Music; History of ethnomusicology; Balkans and West Asia: Turkey, Kurdistan, and Oman.
Selected Other Music Department Faculty*
Susan Boynton. Medieval music; gender.
Brad Garton. Composer. Director, Computer Music Center. Music and technology.
Giuseppe Gerbino. Early Italian opera and madrigal; music and literature; sociology of music.
Fred Lerdahl. Composer/theorist. Music and language. Cognitive science.
George Lewis. Musician/composer/improviser/historian; Avant-garde musics. Music and technology.
Selected Faculty in Other Columbia or Barnard Departments*
Lila Abu-Lughod. Gender and poetics; feminist theory; Middle East.
Myron Cohen. Social organization; family structure; nationalism; China.
Elaine Combs-Schilling. Gender; performance; opera; Morocco.
E. Valentine Daniel. Semiotics anthropology; culture and violence; India and Sri Lanka.
Farah Griffin. African-American literature, music, and politics.
Marilyn Ivy. Modernity; narrative; post-structuralism; Japan.
Brian Larkin. Media, technology, Islam, West Africa. (Barnard College)
Robert O'Meally. African-American literature and arts; Jazz and American culture.
John Pemberton. Performance; colonial history; Indonesia.
Michael Taussig. Violence and the State; Experimental ethnography. Performance. Latin America.
* These lists are selective, including faculty members who have worked closely with students in the Ethnomusicology graduate program in recent years. Columbia has many more faculty members in Music and other departments who might be of significant interest to individual students. Please visit the Columbia Directory or the Columbia University List of Schools and Departments to find out about other faculty members of interest. Bear in mind that students at Columbia also have access to courses and faculty members at the City University of New York and New York University.