Main Focus

  • Psychological anthropology, constructions of mental-emotional health
  • Religion and medicine in North Africa
  • Social determinants of health
  • Sound and music in/as practice for mental-emotional health
  • Music as atmosphere, music and affect
  • Music therapy
  • Emotions and the body, bodily ways of knowing
  • Trance/ altered states of consciousness
  • Anthropology of magic, mystery, and supernatural phenomena

Project

Feeling the Way Through With Sound

Curriculum Vitae

  • 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.

Selected Publications

"Hausa Songs in Algeria: Sounds of trans-Saharan Continuity and Rupture." Journal of North African Studies, 2021.https://www.tandfonline.com/doi/full/10.1080/13629387.2021.1898225

"Affective Temporalities of Presence and Absence: Musical Haunting and Embodied Political Histories in an Algerian religious community." Culture, Theory and Critique, 61 (2-3), 169-186. 2020.

“Music and Trance as Methods for Engaging with Suffering.” Ethos 48 (1): 69–87, 2020.

“The Right Kind of Ḥāl: Feeling and Foregrounding Atmospheric Identity in an Algerian Music Ritual.” In Music as Atmosphere. Affective Sounds and Collective Feelings., edited by Friedlind Riedel and Juha Torvinen, 113–30. Routledge, 2020.




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