Alessandra Ciucci received her PhD in music (ethnomusicology) from The City University of New York at The Graduate Center. Her research interests include: the music of Morocco, North Africa, the Mediterranean, music and gender, sung poetry, popular music of the Arab world, and music and migration. Her articles appear in Ethnomusicology, The Yearbook for Traditional Music, The International Journal of Middle East Studies, Mondi Migranti, Cahiers de musiques traditionnelles, in the Sage Encyclopedia of Ethnomusicology, and in several edited volumes. Ciucci has been a recipient of a Fulbright foreign scholarship grant (Morocco), a fellowship from the Jewish Foundation for the Education of Women, and a grant from the American Institute for Maghrib Studies Grant.
Dr. Ciucci was a Mellon Post-Doctoral Fellow in the Music Department at Columbia 2008-10.
From 2010-2014 she was a Full-time Lecturer in Music at Northeastern University, Boston MA.