The Council on African Studies Lecture Series presents
Ruth Opara, Assistant Professor, Art & Music History, Syracuse University:
“ ‘Cooking’ the Music of Africa: The Motherhood Mandate.”
Ruth Opara is a Nigerian ethnomusicologist based in the USA. Her research and teaching areas include music in Africa and the production of knowledge, music and global women, music and gender, Black Atlantic music, and African music and transnational encounters. She has published articles in leading peer review journals in her field, including Ethnomusicology and the International Journal of Traditional Arts. She is currently working on her book tentatively named Music, Motherhood, and Transnationalism: A West African Perspective. She has taught in Nigeria and the USA.