Jonathan Shannon

Jonathan Shannon is an anthropologist and ethnomusicologist who specializes in the cultural politics of music and the arts in the Arab world and Mediterranean, with a focus on Syria, Morocco, Spain, and the Syrian diaspora in Turkey and Europe. He is the author of Among the Jasmine Trees: Music and Modernity in Contemporary Syria (Wesleyan University Press, 2006), Performing al-Andalus: Music and Nostalgia across the Mediterranean (Indiana University Press, 2015), and a work of fiction, A Wintry Day in Damascus: Syrian Stories (Nawfara Books, 2012). He is professor of anthropology at Hunter College and the Graduate Center, CUNY. Shannon was a recipient of the SSRC’s International Doctoral Research Fellowship between 1993–1994 and 1995–1996.

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