Jessie Rubin

PhD Student in Ethnomusicology

Jessie Rubin is an ethnomusicology PhD student at Columbia University. Her current dissertation research explores how contemporary Palestinian and Irish musicians forge an “acoustemological relatedness,” which she defines as shared musical approaches and structures of feeling audible (and visible) in political and musical collaborations. She plans to conduct multi-sited fieldwork for this project in the near future. Rubin similarly explored articulations of hybridity and themes of sonic circulation in her Masters’ thesis, “Places We Could Find Ourselves In”: Affective Networks of Queer MENA Party Life in NYC which examines queer New York-based reformulations of MENA (Middle East/North African) cultural practices within an electronic dance party network.