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Meet our new faculty: Maria Sonevytsky, ethnomusicology

By Public Affairs

Maria Sonevytsky
Name: Maria Sonevytsky
Discipline: Ethnomusicology
Degrees: B.A., Barnard College, 2003; M.A. and M.Phil., Columbia, 2006 and 2007; Ph.D., Columbia, 2012
Research interests: I have published on discourses of sovereignty and “wildness” in post-Soviet Ukrainian “ethno-music,” the legacy of Soviet cultural policies on music after socialism, folklore and nuclear experience after Chernobyl, and have recently started research on Soviet children’s music.
Fun fact: I have been known to play the accordion in public.

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