Dr. Andre J. Elias
Assistant Professor
M.A. Programme Director
Office: LMC501
Tel.: (852) 3411-7831
E-mail: ajpelias@hkbu.edu.hk

Andre J. Elias studies and performs in a variety of musical traditions of the Americas, as well as music from South Asia, focusing on Hindustani classical music, and Bengali and Rajasthani folk and popular music. His research explores topics of identity, modernity, spirituality, nationalism, and the politics of instrument construction. He is an active performer and instructor of the classical and electric guitar, sitar, tabla, and Hindustani slide-guitar.

Andre teaches courses in ethnomusicology, South Asian music, music of the Americas, global popular music, film studies, and on topics related to identity politics and social justice. Andr?received his PhD from the University of Washington, Seattle in 2016. He has an M.A. in Ethnomusicology and an M.A. in South Asian Studies from the University of Washington, an M.A. in Critical Studies and Experimental Practices from the University of California, San Diego, and a B.A. in Cognitive Science from Pomona College. He's an active member of the Society for Ethnomusicology and the Association of Asian Studies.
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