Tamara Turner

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Short CV: 
  • PhD in Anthropology of Music, King's College London, 2017. "Algerian Diwan of Sidi Bilal: Music, Trance, and Affect in Popular Islam."
  • Saharan Crossroads Fellow, American Institute of Maghrib Studies and the West African Research Association, 2016-2017 Oran, Algeria; London, UK
  • Master's of Music in Ethnomusicology, Tufts University, 2012. "The Ethics and Aesthetics of Musical Speech: Sounding Moral Geographies in Moroccan Gnawa Music."
  • Bachelor's of Music in Composition, University of Oregon, 2001.

Research Interests: 
  • Music and emotion/ affect
  • The centrality of affect in ritual and religion/ spirituality, particularly looking at Islam / Sufism
  • Emotions and the body, bodily ways of knowing
  • Trance/ altered states of consciousness via emotional and musical pathways
  • Medical Humanities, medical anthropology, cultural understandings of 'wellbeing'
  • Anthropology of magic, mystery, and supernatural phenomena