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School of Music, College of Fine Arts                                     Office telephone: (617) 353-8789

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Boston University, Boston, MA 02215, USA     Email: barz@bu.edu

PRESENT POSITIONS
Boston University, School of Music, College of Fine Arts
        Director, School of Music, 2019-present
Professor of Ethnomusicology, 2019-present

ACADEMIC TRAINING
Brown University, Ph.D., Ethnomusicology, 1997
University of Chicago, M.A., Music, 1992
University of North Carolina School of the Arts, B.M., Music, 1982

PUBLICATIONS—BOOKS
forthcoming    Shadows in the Field: New Perspectives for Fieldwork in Ethnomusicology, 3rd Edition, co-editor with T. Cooley (NY: Oxford University Press)
2020 Shadows in the Field: New Perspectives for Fieldwork in Ethnomusicology (simplified Chinese edition), 2nd Edition, co-editor with T. Cooley (Shanghai Conservatory of Music Press/Oxford University Press)
2019    Queering the Field: Sounding Out Ethnomusicology, co-edited with William Cheng (NY: Oxford University Press)
2011     The Culture of AIDS in Africa: Hope and Healing in Music and the Arts, co-edited with Judah Cohen (NY: Oxford University Press)
2008    The Oxford Handbook of Medical Ethnomusicology, associate editor (NY: Oxford University Press)
2008    Shadows in the Field: New Perspectives for Fieldwork in Ethnomusicology, 2nd Ed., co-editor with T. Cooley (NY: Oxford University Press)
2006    Singing for Life: Music and HIV/AIDS in Uganda (NY: Routledge)
2004    Music in East Africa: Experiencing Music, Expressing Culture. (New York: Oxford University Press)
2003    Performing Religion: Negotiating Past and Present in Kwaya Music of Tanzania. (Amsterdam: Editions Rodopi)
2000    Mashindano! Competitive Music Performance in East Africa, co-edited with F. Gunderson. (Dar Es Salaam: Mkuki na Nyota; Oxford: African Books Collective)
1997    Shadows in the Field: New Perspectives for Fieldwork in Ethnomusicology, co-edited with T. Cooley. (New York: Oxford University Press)

PUBLICATIONS—RECORDINGS and FILM
2010     Kampala Flow: East African Hip Hop from Uganda, (CD), co-producer (Lime Pulp Records)
2009    Music in The Commons (CD), producer, Vanderbilt University
2008    God in Music City: The Sounds of Religion in Nashville, Tennessee, producer (Lime Pulp Records)
2007    Singing for Life: Songs of Hope, Healing, and HIV/AIDS in Uganda, (CD) (Smithsonian Folkways)
2011     Inanga, A Song of Survival in a Daughter’s Rwanda, producer, documentary DVD and CD (Nashville: Lime Pulp Records)

Recent ARTICLES and REVIEWS
2019 “‘I Don’t Think We’re Safe Around You’: Queering Fieldwork in Ethnomusicology.” In Queering the Field: Ethnomusicology and the Queer Gaze, co-edited with William Cheng (NY: Oxford University Press)
2019 “Introduction,” In Queering the Field: Ethnomusicology and the Queer Gaze, co-edited with William Cheng (NY: Oxford University Press).
2018 “It Was a Great Annual Meeting. And Yet…” Presidential Column. SEM Newsletter, 52/4:3-4.
2018 “A Listening Database for Ethnomusicology: The SEM Annual Meeting,” Presidential Column. SEM Newsletter, 52/3:3-4.
2018 “The Coextensive Moment of Music and Politics in Africa: A Pedagogical Perspective,” SEM Student Newsletter.
2018 “Introducing ‘Rhythm of Change: African Music and African Politics,” Vanderbilt Univ. Blog Post.
2018 “Sounding Advocacy in Ethnomusicology,” Presidential Column. SEM Newsletter, 52/2:2-4.
2018 “Doing Ethnomusicology vs. Being Ethnomusicology,” Presidential Column. SEM Newsletter, 52/1:1, 6.
2016 “(Re-)Membering Pulse: A Foreword.” Ethnomusicology Review / Sounding Board, Pulse Special Issue.
2015    “Collaborating Together: Finding the Emergent and Disruptive In and Between the Fields of Music Therapy and Medical Ethnomusicology,” coauthored with Jane Edwards and Bussakorn Binson. Voices: A World Forum for Music Therapy 15/3: 
2015    “Reinscribing Coloured Cultural Identity through Music: South African Jazz Musicians as Cultural Historians in the Heidedal Township of Bloemfontein, Free State,” In the journal series: Muzikologija bez granica (Musicologie sans frontières), No.2, ed. Stanislav Tuksar (Croatian Musicological Society), 121-42.
2015    “Ethnomusicology’s Queer Silences,” blog post co-written with Will Cheng, OUPBlog, Oxford University Press Blog, http://blog.oup.com/2015
2015    “Encomium to Jeff Todd Titon,” co-written with Tim Cooley, Newsletter of the Society for Ethnomusicology, January 2015
2013    “Stimulus en afstand in die komposisies van Stefans Grové: Ter wille van ’n stilistiek van die Suid-Afrikaanse komposisiepraktyk” [“Stimulus and Distance in the Compositions of Stefans Grové: Towards a Stylistics of South African compositional Practice”], Tydskrif vir Geesteswetenskappe [Journal of Humanities], South Africa, 53/2:131-37
2013    “Encountering African Music in History and Modernity,” Cambridge Guide to World Music, ed. Philip Bohlman (Cambridge, UK: Cambridge University Press)
2012    “Music and (Re-)Translating Unity and Reconciliation in Post-Genocide Rwanda.” Acta Academica (Supplementum 1: 1-19. Special Issue: “African and Other Cultures: Traces and Processes of Mutual Translation” (South Africa)
2012    “Advocacy Activism Responsibility and the Ethnomusicologist,” SEM Student Newsletter 4(Spring/Summer): 5-6
2012    “AIDS and HIV in Africa,” blog post, co-written with Judah Cohen, OUPBlog, Oxford University Press Blog,  http://blog.oup.com/2012/06/aids-and-hiv-in-africa/

GRANTS, FELLOWSHIPS, HONORS, AND AWARDS
2017 Distinguished Faculty Award, Vanderbilt Football, 9 September 2017
2017 Fellow, Faculty Fellowship Program in Israel, Jewish National Fund/MediaWatch International
2016 “The Sound of Africa in the Caribbean: Tambú Drumming in the Netherlands Antilles (Aruba),” Vanderbilt Faculty Development Grant
2016 Faculty Vanderbilt University Summer Research Program grant (to support working w/Student VUSRP)
2016         Littlejohn Faculty Fellow, Vanderbilt University
2015-2016 EOS Fellow, Vanderbilt University
2015        Franklin Fellow in Global Citizenship, Lugano, Switzerland
2013-2014    Alexander Heard Distinguished Service Professor, Vanderbilt University
2010-2015   Senior Research Fellowship, University of Bloemfontein, South Africa
2010         Winner, Annual “Raft” Debate (Defense of Academic Disciplines), Mortar Board Society, Vanderbilt University
2010        Franklin Fellow in Global Citizenship, Lugano, Switzerland (declined)
2009        Vanderbilt Ingram Faculty Fellow, summer
2009         Franklin Fellow in Global Citizenship, Lugano, Switzerland
2009         2009 World Music Scholar-in-Residence, Asuza Pacific University
2009         Winner, Annual “Raft” Debate (Defense of Academic Disciplines), Mortar Board Society, Vanderbilt University
2008         Grammy Award Nomination, producer in the “Best Traditional World Music” category, for Singing for Life: Songs of Hope, Healing, and HIV/AIDS in Uganda, CD recording (Smithsonian Folkways)
2005-2006  Fellow, “Issues in Intercultural Relations Amongst Inmates Held for Immigration Concerns,” Center for the Americas, Vanderbilt University
2004        Inaugural Consultative Board, B. B. King Blues Museum, Indianola, Mississippi
2002-2003  Senior Fulbright Research Fellow, African Regional Research Program, AIDS and AIDS-Related Research, Uganda (East Africa)