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Sylvia Alajaji

Franklin and Marshall College

Dr. Alajaji is an Associate Professor and Chair of Music at Franklin & Marshall College. She received her PhD in Musicology from University of Rochester's Eastman School of Music. She specializes in the music of the Middle East and is particularly interested in the intersections of music, popular culture, and politics in the West Bank and the Armenian diaspora in Beirut. Her research is based on extensive fieldwork conducted throughout the Middle East and United States.