Alessandra Ciucci PhD in music (ethnomusicology) from the City University of New York at the Graduate Center. Her research interests include: the music of Morocco, the Maghreb, the Mediterranean, gender and sexuality, sung poetry, popular music of the Arab world, and music and migration. Your articles appear in Ethnomusikologie , The yearbook for traditional music , The International Journal of Middle East Studies , Migrantenwelten , Traditional music notebooks , Ethnomusikologisches Forum , and The journal for North African studies . She is the author of several entries on Morocco by doing Sage International Encyclopedia of Music and Culture , has contributed chapters to a number of anthologies and has translated and co-edited an article for and Ethnomusicological translations . She is a fellow of the Fulbright Program, the Jewish Foundation for the Education of Women, the American Institute for Maghrib Studies, the Office of the Provost, the Global Humanities Project, and the Lenfest Program. Before starting her tenure-track tenure at Columbia, she was a Mellon Postdoctoral Research Fellow in the Music Department. In 2018-2019 she won the Rome Prize in Modern Italian Studies.