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Some of our Current Graduate Students

           Chuyi Zhu


Chuyi Zhu finds fieldwork more relaxing than her advisor prefers


Lisa Decenteceo

Lisa Decenteceo speaks with a Kankan-ey elder in the Philippines and hopes nobody notices her secret camera (photo courtesy of the University of the Philippines Center for Ethnomusicology)


Conner Singh Vanderbeek

Conner Singh VanderBeek sews a stuffed dinosaur, another pioneer in the subfield of Dinomusicology (see below).


Ho-Chak Law

Ho-Chak Law writes the theoretical portion of his dissertation in his head while running a half marathon in Hong Kong



    James McNally


Jimmy McNally compares the weather and scenerey in Salvador da Bahia vs. Ann Arbor with inconclusive results


Our Faculty


Lester Monts

Lester Monts working on something delicious at a Chinese cooking class (photo courtesy of the University Record)





Judith Becker   

Faculty Emeritus Judith Becker may or may not have your dissertation on this shelf

            Joseph Lam Amy Stillman

Amy Stillman and Joseph Lam try to decide if dino-song is the future or past of our discipline


         Christi-Anne Castro       

Christi-Anne Castro and her grading dopplegänger in Japan


                          Meilu Ho

                               Meilu Ho prepares for office hours


Susan Walton           

Gamelan Director and Residential College faculty member, Susan Walton, wishes somebody had brought Indonesian street food to the holiday potluck

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Photography Credits:

U-M Photo Services

Joe Welsh

Peter Smith

David Smith

Glen Behring

Tom Bower