Deborah Kapchan

Professor Affiliation: NYU New York
Email: deborah.kapchan@nyu.edu
Education: PhD, University of Pennsylvania; MA, Ohio Unviersity, BA New York University

Research Areas: North Africa, sound, narrative, translation theory, genre theory, ethnography, phenomenology and poetics.


Deborah Kapchan is Professor of Performance Studies at New York University. A Guggenheim fellow, she is the author of Gender on the Market: Moroccan Women and the Revoicing of Tradition (1996), Traveling Spirit Masters: Moroccan Music and Trance in the Global Marketplace (2007), as well as numerous articles on sound, narrative and poetics. Other works include Intangible Rights: Cultural Heritage in Transit (2014); Theorizing Sound Writing (2017); and Poetic Justice: An Anthology of Moroccan Contemporary Poetry (2019).

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