Professor of Music;
Adjunct Professor of Anthropology, Comparative Religion, and South Asian Studies
Office: Room 28D, Music Building
(206) 543‑7211 firstname.lastname@example.org
M.A., Religion, University of Chicago;
Ph.D., Anthropology/Buddhist Studies, University of Wisconsin
Areas of Specialization:
Tibet, Nepal, Buddhist Cultures; Ritual, Symbolism, History, Notation/Transcription, Visual Media.
- The Myth of the Noble Savage (University of California Press, 2001) Link to UC Press Publication Announcement
- The Mandala of Sound: Sound and Concept in Tibetan Ritual Music (Cambridge University Press, forthcoming)
- The Discovery of Music: Transcription and the Search for Ethnomusicological Paradigms (University of Chicago Press, forthcoming)
- “The Techniques of Chordal Singing in the Tibetan Style” in American Anthropologist 72(4):826–831.
- “Ancient Indian Drum Syllables and Bu Ston’s Shampata Ritual” in Ethnomusicology 24(3):431–452.
- “The Mathematics of Tibetan Rol Mo” in Ethnomusicology 23(2):225–243.
- Theoretical and methodological chapters in standard reference works (Grove Handbook of Ethnomusicology, Encyclopedia of Religion), and articles on Tibetan, Newar, and other Asian musics, religions, and cultures.