- 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
- 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.
"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.