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Anna Schultz

Anna Schultz

Associate Professor
Associate Professor of Music

Anna Schultz received a Ph.D. in Ethnomusicology from the University of Illinois in 2004. She has taught at Stanford University since 2010, having taught previously at the University of Minnesota, the University of Illinois, and Ithaca College. The core issue animating her engagement with musical landscapes on three continents is music’s power to activate profound religious experiences that in turn shape other identities. Schultz’s first book, Singing a Hindu Nation: Marathi Devotional Performance and Nationalism, was published by Oxford University Press in 2013. This research was supported by a Fulbright-Hays Doctoral Dissertation Research Abroad Fellowship, an American Fellowship from the American Association of University Women, a Nelle Seignor Fellowship in International Relations, an AMS 75 Publication Subvention, and a University of Illinois Graduate College Travel Grant. She has received grants from the American Council of Learned Societies and the Hellman Faculty Fellows Program to support research for her second book, Songs of Translation: Bene Israel Performance from India to Israel. This book is under contract with Oxford University Press. Her published and forthcoming articles and book chapters are on Indian Jewish music and cultural translation, Indian devotional music during the Cold War, the regional performance of Hindu nationalism, style and patronage in Marathi kirtan, the aesthetics of suffering in the Indo-Caribbean diaspora, mobile recording technology and ethnomusicological research, and nostalgia and forgetting in bluegrass/country music.