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Aaron A. Fox

Faculty of ethnomusicology Associate professor of music, ethnomusicology full-time faculty Director of the Center for Ethnomusicology Head of Ethnomusicology (Spring '22) Director of Undergraduate Studies (2021–22) Faculty Representative at Columbia College (2021–22) Representative of General Studies & Special Programs (2021–22) Office address: 804 Dodge Halle (zip code 1822) Office hours: By appointment. Please email. Do not call, except in urgent situations. aaf19@columbia.edu (212) 854-7185

Aaron Fox came to Columbia in 1997. From 1994-1997 he taught at the University of Washington, Seattle in the Departments of Anthropology and Music. He holds a PhD in Social Anthropology from the University of Texas at Austin (1995) and an AB in Music from Harvard College.

Aaron served as chairman of the department from 2008 to 2011. Since 2003 he has been the director of the Center for Ethnic Music.

For the past several years, Aaron has focused on issues of cultural and intellectual property, and the repatriation of Native American cultural resources, as part of a broader concern about cultural survival and sustainability, and music-centered community activism. His current project involves working with several indigenous communities to return and retrieve recordings from Columbia University's Center for Ethnomusicology. His most recent publications include

2016: The archive of the archive. in the The Routledge Companion to Cultural Assets . J. Anderson and H. Geismar, eds., Routledge Publishers.

2014: Repatriation as re-animation through reciprocity. in the The Cambridge History of World Music : vol. 1 (North America), P. Bohlman, Ed., Cambridge University Press.

Aaron has also published numerous publications on American country music and working class culture. Aaron's book, Real country: music and language in working class culture , was published by Duke University Press in 2004.

Current publications

'The archive of the archive' April 2017 Repatriation as re-animation through reciprocity December 2013 Real country: music and language in working class culture October 2004Degrees from other institutions: AB Harvard College1988PhD Anthropology University of Texas at Austinnineteen ninety five

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