Richard Jankowsky: Ambient Sufism in Tunisia

Tuesday, March 22, 2016 - 4:00pm
Columbia University Dodge Hall, Room 701C, New York, NY 10027     map

The Center for Ethnomusicology announces a talk by:

Richard Jankowsky

Associate Professor of Ethnomusicology, Tufts University

"Ritual Journeys and Devotional Niches: Ambient Sufism in Tunisia"

Tuesday March 22
4:10pm-6pm
701C Dodge Hall (The Center for Ethnomusicology)

Free and Open to the Public

Richard Jankowsky (PhD, University of Chicago) is Associate Professor of Ethnomusicology at Tufts University, where he is also Director of the Graduate Program in Music. His book Stambeli: Music, Trance, and Alterity in Tunisia (University of Chicago Press, 2010) received honors from academic societies in ethnomusicology, anthropology, and North African studies. His most recent publications include essays on ritual and the space of betweenness (in Resounding Transcendence: Transitions in Music, Ritual, and Religion, Oxford University Press, 2016) and jazz and the democratic imagination (in Jazz Worlds/World Jazz, University of Chicago Press, 2016), and, as editor, the Middle East and North Africa volume of the Bloomsbury Encyclopedia of Popular Music of the World (2015). His current book project examines the politics and circulation of Sufi ideas and aesthetics through musical routes that rely on, yet transcend, genre distinctions in pre- and post-revolutionary Tunisia.