Please join us for tea and conversation with Dr. Jim Sykes, Assistant Professor of Music. Dr. Sykes is an ethnomusicologist with a focus on South and Southeast Asia. Specifically, Dr. Sykes explores the musicologies of Buddhism and Hinduism, as well as the the theoretical domains of sound studies, postcolonial studies, and peace and conflict studies with geographical emphasis on Sri Lanka and Singapore. He has a new book coming out, The Musical Gift: Sonic Generosity in Post-War Sri Lanka. His book contributes to the role of music in post-war reconciliation. Plan to learn more about Dr. Sykes fieldwork and approach to musicology at today's research tea.
Research teas are an opportunity for informal conversation around ongoing research at Penn. We look forward to seeing you there!