Alessandra Ciucci

Assistant Professor of Music, Ethnomusicology
Prof. Alessandra Ciucci
Ethnomusicology Area Chair (2020–21)
Asian Music Humanities Chair (2020–21)
Office Address: 
801 Dodge Hall

Alessandra Ciucci received a PhD in music (ethnomusicology) from The City University of New York at The Graduate Center. Her research interests include: the music of Morocco, the Maghreb, the Mediterranean, gender and sexuality, sung poetry, popular music of the Arab world, and music and migration. Her articles appear in EthnomusicologyThe Yearbook for Traditional MusicThe International Journal of Middle East StudiesMondi MigrantiCahiers de musiques traditionnellesEthnomusicology Forumand The Journal of North African StudiesShe is the author of multiple entries on Morocco in the Sage International Encyclopedia of Music and Culturecontributed chapters to a number of edited volumes, and has also translated and co-edited an article for Ethnomusicology TranslationsShe is the recipient of grants from the Fulbright Program, the Jewish Foundation for the Education of Women, the American Institute for Maghrib Studies, the Office of the Provost, the Global Humanities Project, and the Lenfest Program. Before beginning her tenure-track appointment at Columbia, she served in the music department as a Mellon Postdoctoral Research Fellow. In 2018-2019 she won the Rome Prize in Modern Italian Studies.

Columbia Degrees: 
BA, College of General Studies
1995
Degrees from Other Institutions: 
Diploma
Music (Bass)
Brooklyn Conservatory of Music
1988
PhD
Music (Ethnomusicology)
CUNY Graduate Center
2008