Stéphanie Khoury

Stephanie Khoury

Contact Info:
Department of Music
Granoff Music Center
20 Talbot Avenue
Medford, MA 02155

Office: 617-627-3564
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By appointment

Lecturer of Music, Ethnomusicology

Ph.D., University of Paris X Nanterre (2014), Ph.M. (2004), M.A. (2003), B.A. (2001)
DEUG of Arts in Music, University of Rennes II (2000)
Music Theory Degree, Rennes National Music and Dance Conservatory, Rennes (2000)

Stéphanie Khoury, Ph.D. 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.

Research Interests
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.

Recent Publications

  • "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 (forthcoming, 2017)
  • "CD Review: LAOS. Musique des Khmou. Enregistrements et textes de Véronique de Lavenère", Cahiers d'ethnomusicologie (forthcoming, 2017)
  • "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," Ethnomusicology Forum 25(1), pp. 140-141. (2016)