Americo Paredes Center for Cultural Studies

Cultural Studies Colloquium Presents Deborah Kapchan, Associate Professor of Performance Studies, NYU

Mon, October 5, 2009 | EPS 1.128

12:00 PM - 1:00 PM

A discussion with Deborah Kapchan: Featured topics include her recent articles, "The Promise of Sonic Translation," in American Anthropologist, and "Talking Trash," in American Ethnologist.

Department of Music, New York University, Faculty of Arts and Science

Professor of Performance Studies in The Tisch School of the Arts

Ph.D. 1992, Folklore and Folklife, University of Pennsylvania
M.A. 1987, Linguistics, Ohio University
B.A. 1981, English, New York University

Dr. Kapchan was Associate Professor of Anthropology at the University of Texas at Austin, directing the Center for Intercultural Studies in Folklore and Ethnomusicology. A recent recipient of a Guggenheim Fellow and a Fulbright Hays Fellowshipfor her project "Poetic Justice: Translating Art and Ideology in Morocco, her books include Gender on the Market: Moroccan Women and the Revoicing of Tradition (Pennsylvania, 1996), and a book on the Moroccan Gnawa.

Major Interests: Narrative, Poetics, Feminist Theory, Music, Aesthetics, North Africa and the Middle East.

Affiliations: American Anthropological Association, American Folklore Society, American Institute for Maghreb Studies, Society for Ethnomusicology, Society for the Study of Traditional Music.

Fellowships/Honors: John T. Simon Guggenheim Fellow (2000);Fulbright-Hays Fellow, Rabat, Morocco (2000-03); Social Science Research Fellow (1998); American Institute of Maghreb Studies Fellow (1997); Fulbright Fellow, Council for the International Exchange of Scholars, Rabat, Morocco (1994-95);Gender on the Market selected as one of the Outstanding Academic Books of 1996 by Choice; Middle East Studies Association's Malcolm H. Kerr Dissertation Award in the Social Sciences (1993);Social Science Research Council's Ibn Khaldoun Prize (1990).


Sponsored by: The Américo Paredes Center for Cultural Studies

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