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Roshanak Kheshti

University of California, San Diego
Associate Professor of Ethnic Studies and Affiliate Faculty in Critical Gender Studies
San Diego, CA
Roshanak Kheshti is Associate Professor of Ethnic Studies and affiliate faculty in the Critical Gender Studies Program at the University of California, San Diego. She received her PhD in Anthropology with a designated emphasis in Women’s Studies from the University of California, Santa Cruz. Her first book Modernity’s Ear: Listening to Race and Gender in World Music (NYU Press, 2015) is an examination of the form of listening promoted by the US world music culture industry through which the modern listening subject is produced. She is currently working on two monographs: Switched on Bach for the 33 1/3 series of books on music as well as “We See With The Skin: Zora Neale Hurston’s Synesthetic Hermeneutics which is a media archaeology project exploring Zora Neale Hurston’s ethnographic work across various media.