Five College Ethnomusicology Program Faculty

Amy M. Coddington

Amy M. Coddington
Assistant Professor of Music, Amherst College. B.A. Macalester College, Ph.D University of Virginia. Influence of the music industry on musical expression. How popular musicians express their identities through music, how listeners articulate their own identities by consuming this music, and how the economic interests of the music and media industries complicates these relationships. 

413-542-5967 •

Jeffers Engelhardt

Associate Professor, Anthropology of Music, Amherst College. B.M. Oberlin Conservatory, M.A., Ph.D. in Music, University of Chicago. Music and religion, Europe and the Finno-Ugric world, community ethnography, human and cultural rights, music and postsocialism.

413-542-8469 •

Rebecca Miller

miller.jpgProfessor of Music, Hampshire College. A.B., Bryn Mawr College. M.A. Wesleyan University. Ph.D. Brown University. Music of the Caribbean; popular and traditional musics of North America; music journalism; applied ethnomusicology; Irish traditional and popular music; old time (Appalachian) string band music. Performance: old time ensembles and klezmer bands.
(413) 559-5545 •

Junko Oba

Junko.JPGAssociate Professor of Music, Hampshire College. B.A., International Christian University, Tokyo, Japan, M.A., Ph.D, Wesleyan University. Research interests: Japanese traditional and contemporary popular musics, East Asia, Asian Diasporas (Nikkei Brazilian communities in Japan, in particular), national identity in the trans- and post-national world orders, applied ethnomusicology (sound record archiving), organology and musical instrument building.

(413) 559-6896 •

Fumi Okiji

Assistant Professor of Women, Gender, Sexuality Studies, UMass Amherst. Black feminist poethics, German critical theory, black expressive culture, black feminist theory, improvisation.

Olabode Omojola

omojola-bode.jpgFive College Professor of Music, Mount Holyoke College. M.A. University of Ibadan. Ph.D. University of Leicester. Indigenous and modern musical traditions; African and world music traditions; African music and ethnomusicology.
(413) 538-2483 •

Marianna Ritchey

Assistant Professor of Music, UMass Amherst. B.A. Lewis and Clark College, M.A., Ph.D. University of California Los Angeles. Research interests: nineteenth-century romanticism, Berlioz, literature, contemporary classical music, economics, neoliberalism

(413) 545-4077•

Jason Robinson

robinson.JPGAssociate Professor of Jazz & Popular Music, Amherst College; M.A. & Ph.D., University of California, San Diego; Focus and Research: Improvised music and experimentalism in African American and African diasporic music. Teaching: Jazz, Popular Music and Urban Ethnography.
(413) 542-8208 •

Margaret Sarkissian

sarkissian.jpgProfessor of Music, Smith College. M.A. and Ph.D. University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. Musics of Southeast and East Asia, especially Malaysia; popular music of the Islamic world, music and tourism. Performance: gamelan.
(413) 585-3198 •