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
MM, Music, Northern Illinois University
Bachelor, Business, University of Massachusetts

Professional experience

Adjunct Lecturer at North Park University(2018 - 2019)
Adjunct Professor at Northern Illinois University(2018 - 2019)