Regular Full and Part Time Faculty, Ensemble Directors
Lecturer of Music
Ph.D., University of Paris X Nanterre (2014), MPhil (2004), Masters
(2003), B.A. (2001)
DEUG of Arts- Major in Music, University of Rennes II (2000)
Music Theory Degree, Rennes National Music and Dance Conservatory,
Dr. Khoury is a cultural anthropologist with a specialty in
ethnomusicology. Her area of expertise is Southeast Asia, with a
focus on Cambodia. She has teaching experience at undergraduate and
graduate levels, and is involved in MA thesis supervision. She has a
successful record of grants, including from the French Ministry of
Culture and Communication, Autoritas Program and the Florence Gould
Foundation (NYC). She has served as an advisory board member and
elected secretary to the French Society for Ethnomusicology. Before
coming to Tufts, she was a Visiting Assistant Professor at
University of Paris X Nanterre, then a postdoctoral research fellow
with the Laboratory of Excellence "Creations Arts and Heritage"
project of the Sorbonne University, France.
Stéphanie Khoury's work deals with the political, religious, social
and artistic conditions of musical and theatrical expressions in
postcolonial and postwar contexts, as well as in diasporas. Her
research is based on ritual and secular performing arts in Cambodia,
particularly pinpeat music and classical theater.
- "On Periodically Potent Places: The Theater Stage as a
Temporarily Empowered Space for Ritual Performances in
Cambodia," special issue "Potent places in Southeast Asia"
coordinated by A. Guillou and B. Brac de la Perrière, The Asia
Pacific Journal of Anthropology (forthcoming, 2017)
- "Le rituel du lkhon khol est-il un patrimoine? Réflexion sur
l'expression rurale d'un théâtre au Cambodge", Moussons, num. 30
- "CD Review: LAOS. Musique des Khmou. Enregistrements et
textes de Véronique de Lavenère", Cahiers d'ethnomusicologie
- "La pratique de rites théâtraux comme vecteur de
transmission d'un passé collectif dans l'espace rural cambodgien",
Péninsule, 73 (2), pp. 25-51. (2016)
- "DVD Review: Cambodian Performing Arts DVD, 58 minutes Three
films by Yoshitaka Terada, Shota Fukuoka & Sam-Ang Sam. Produced
by the National Museum of Ethnology, Osaka, 2009 Available in
English and Khmer from
http://www.minpaku.ac.jp/," Ethnomusicology Forum 25(1), pp.