Department of Anthropology

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

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.

Mon, October 5, 2009 | EPS 1.128

12:00 PM - 1:00 PM

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).


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