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Katherine Butler Brown, after receiving her doctorate from SOAS in 2003, took a three-year post as Research Fellow in Music at Corpus Christi College, University of Cambridge. She is now working at the University of Leeds, where she teaches on topics related to South Asian musical cultures. Her research focuses on the place of North Indian music in elite political, social, and cultural life under the Mughal Emperors (1526–1858). A Fellow of the Royal Asiatic Society, Katherine was the 2003 recipient of the Society for Ethnomusicology’s Charles Seeger Prize. Her prize-winning paper, “Did Aurangzeb ban music? Questions for the historiography of his reign,” shortly will be published in the journal Modern Asian Studies.

Lei Ouyang Bryant completed the M.A. and Ph.D. in Ethnomusicology at the University of Pittsburgh with research focusing on music and culture in China, Japan, and Asian America. Her primary research project, “‘New Songs of the Battlefield’: Songs and Memories of the Chinese Cultural Revolution” provides the first documentation and analysis of an influential anthology of songs from the Chinese Cultural Revolution. Additional research projects include a study of transnational adoption and Asian American cultural production in Minnesota and an examination of global music cultures through the lens of Japanese music video games. She currently teaches in the Department of Music at Skidmore College in Saratoga Springs, New York.

Saida D. Daukeyeva, Ph.D. Musicology (Moscow Tchaikovsky Conservatory, 2000), is a Ph.D. candidate in Ethnomusicology at the School of Oriental and African Studies, University of London. She studied in the area of medieval music theory in the Arab-Muslim East and Arabic sources on music and published the monograph Philosophy of Music by Abu Nasr Muhammad al-Farabi (Almaty: Soros Foundation— Kazakhstan, 2002, in Russian). Currently, she is pursuing research on Kazakh music in Western Mongolia.

Deniz Ertan studied musicology at the University of Manchester. Her research interests focus on many aspects of American music, twentieth-century music, and Turkish music. Her doctoral dissertation Dane Rudhyar at the Juncture [End Page 164] of Europe, the Orient and America: His Music, Thought and Art (University of Manchester, 2005) explores the creative output and aesthetics of the American composer, thinker, poet, and visual artist Rudhyar. She is currently completing articles on various topics in American music, and a monograph on Rudhyar. As a guest speaker, she has given lectures at the University of Leeds and University of Bristol and was invited by the Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra to be a pre-concert speaker on Henry Hadley. As musicologist in residence, she conducted a lecture on contemporary Turkish music at the Third “Icebreaker” Symposium–Festival in Seattle. Her expenses for this event were covered by the award granted by the Music & Letters Trust. She is currently Affiliate Lecturer and Personal Tutor in Music at the University of Manchester.

Miriam Gerberg’s work falls into applied ethnomusicology and music education. Her graduate work at Wesleyan University included Moroccan–Jewish women’s music and classical Arabic music. Since then, she has also presented on World Music Education and Music in the American Deaf community. Miriam currently is director of the Minnesota Global Arts Institute, which she founded in 2002 after four years as Director of Outreach for UCLA’s Department of Ethnomusicology. Miriam serves as a Cochair of the Applied Ethnomusicology Section of the national Society for Ethnomusicology.

David Harnish (Ph.D. UCLA, M.A. U-Hawai’i) is associate professor of ethno-musicology and directs Balinese gamelan Kusuma Sari at Bowling Green State University. His research has been published in journals, books, and encyclopedias; he has a book under review; and he has recorded Indonesian and jazz performances with four different labels.

David Henderson has taught at Pomona College and the University of Oklahoma and is presently assistant professor of Music Literature and Performance at St. Lawrence University. He has been doing research on music and film in the Kathmandu Valley since 1987. He is co-editor with Ron Emoff (Ohio State University, Newark) of Mementos, Artifacts, and Hallucinations from the Ethnographer’s Tent (Routledge, 2002).

Edward O. Henry received his Ph.D. in anthropology from Michigan State...


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