Dr. Albert Agha | American University of Sharjah


College / Department

Teaching areas

Music, Ethnomusicology, Music Education, Performance, Anthropology of Music, Musicology, Music Theory

Research areas

Music and Diaspora, Music of Southeast Asia, Music of the Arab world, Transnationalism and music, Music and digital media, Sound studies in Arab culture, Music and religion, Contemporary Expressions of religion


PhD, Ethnomusicology, University of California Los Angeles, 2019
MM, Music, Northern Illinois University, 2013
Bachelor, Business, University of Massachusetts, 2009

Professional experience

Adjunct Lecturer, Music, North Park University, 2018 - 2019
Adjunct Professor, Music, Northern Illinois University, 2018 - 2019


Society for Arab Music Research, SAMR, International
Society for Ethnomusicology, SEM, International, The Society for Ethnomusicology is a global, interdisciplinary network of individuals and institutions engaged in the study of music across all cultural contexts and historical periods., 2016
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