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Teaching and Research

Research and Teaching Foci

Literatures

African
Chinese
Classical
Dhivehi
Dramatic literature
Early Christian
French
German
Latin
Medieval
Poetry
Prose
Russian
SinhalaSong Texts

Methodological Approaches

Archival research
Interview
Iconography
Participant-observation
Philology
Transcription and music analysis
Translation

Music

Ethnomusicology
Music aesthetics
Europe, India, China, Southeast, Asia, Africa
Indian classical music
Musicology
Opera
Song and Poetry
Sound

Performance

Dramaturgy
Liturgy
Nineteenth and twentieth-century European and American Drama
Performance Space
Performance Studies
Race
Southeast Asia puppetry
Theater history

Regions

Appalachia
East Africa
North Africa
South Africa
West Africa
East Asia
South Asia
Southeast Asia
Eastern Europe
Western Europe
Near East

Theoretical Approaches

Africana philosophy
Cultural history
Cultural studies/critical theory
Feminism
German idealism
Iconology
Philosophy of art/aesthetics
Postcolonial theory
Psychoanalysis
Social theory

Topics

Colonialism
Diasporas
Globalization
Modernism
Postcolonialism
Postmodernism
Transnationalism
Urban development
Word and Image

Visual Studies

African and African-diasporic arts
Art and architectural history
Black visual culture
Early Middle Ages
Film
Manuscript illumination
Photography
Visual culture of Italy