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Christi-Anne Castro

Associate Professor and Chair of Musicology

Christi-Anne Castro joined the University of Michigan faculty in 2005. Her music research interests include ethnicity, cultural politics, nationalism, wellness, and gender. In 2010-11 she participated in the Faculty Scholars Program in Integrative Medicine at the University of Michigan.

Professor Castro’s book Musical Renderings of the Philippine Nation (2011, Oxford University Press) won the 2012 “Global Filipino Literary Award for Nonfiction.” Her other publications include articles on music in the Philippines, new media and hybridity, queerness, and Asian Americans in popular music.

Professor Castro also serves as the director of the U-M Center for Southeast Asian Studies, is co-editor of the journal Music & Politics, and is chair of graduate admissions in the Musicology Department.

She teaches a variety of courses, including Ethnography; Global Pop; World Music Pedagogy; Music of Latin America and the Caribbean; Music and the Body; Music and Nationalism: A Global Perspective; and Music, Gender, and Sexuality.

Professor Castro has served on the council of the Society for Ethnomusicology and on the editorial board of the journal Asian Music.


BA, Yale University
PhD, University of California, Los Angeles

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