Kay Kaufman Shelemay

Kay Kaufman Shelemay is the G. Gordon Watts Professor of Music and Professor of African and African American Studies. An ethnomusicologist specializing in musics of Africa, the Middle East, and the urban United States, Shelemay's current research is on music and migration. In 2011 she edited (with Steven Kaplan) a special double volume of the journal Diaspora: A Journal of Transnational Studies, titled "Creating the Ethiopian Diaspora," and the third edition of her textbook, Soundscapes: Exploring Music in a Changing World, will be published by W.W. Norton in 2015. Shelemay has received fellowships from the John Simon Guggenheim Foundation, the Radcliffe Institute, and many other agencies, as well as major prizes for her publications. Currently, Kay Kaufman Shelemay serves as Chair of the Committee on Ethnicity, Migration, Rights.

Kay Kaufman Shelemay is the G. Gordon Watts Professor of Music and Professor of African and African American Studies. An ethnomusicologist specializing in musics of Africa, the Middle East, and the urban United States, Shelemay's current research is on music and migration. In 2011 she edited (with Steven Kaplan) a special double volume of the journal Diaspora: A Journal of Transnational Studies, titled "Creating the Ethiopian Diaspora," and the third edition of her textbook, Soundscapes: Exploring Music in a Changing World, will be published by W.W. Norton in 2015. Shelemay has received fellowships from the John Simon Guggenheim Foundation, the Radcliffe Institute, and many other agencies, as well as major prizes for her publications. Currently, Kay Kaufman Shelemay serves as Chair of the Committee on Ethnicity, Migration, Rights.