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Kamran Asdar Ali, Director WCH 4.132, Mailcode G9300, Austin, TX 78712 • 512-471-3550

South Asia Seminar

Thu, February 1, 2007 • 3:30 PM • Meyerson Conference Room, WCH 4.118

Opening lecture in the Spring 2007 South Asia Seminar Series. A reception (3:00 pm) will precede the seminar (3:30 pm).

Dr. Zoe Sherinian specializes in the music of South India, indigenization theory, gender theory in music, and African American music. She has published an article entitled "Dalit Theology in Tamil Christian Folk Music: A Liturgy of James Theophilus Appavoo" in the book Popular Christianity in India: Riting Between the Lines, edited by Corinne Dempsey and Selva Raj with an introduction by Wendy Doniger (SUNY Press, 2002). She has also published on gender theory and the music of k.d. lang in the Garland Encyclopedia of World Music, vol. 3: U.S. and Canada, and on Tamil Christian Music in vol. 5: South Asia. She is currently writing a book entitled Songs of Dalit Liberation: The Production, Transmission and Reception of Dalit Theology in Tamil Folk Music. She has taught previously at Franklin and Marshall College, Tufts University, Oberlin College, and Wesleyan University. Sherinian is a percussionist who specializes in Jazz drumset and the South Indian Mrdangam and does workshops on rhythmic theory and the art of speaking drum syllables (solkattu). Sherinian teaches Ethnomusicological Theories and Methods, World Music, Music of India, Music and Gender, and Music and Identity.

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