Deborah Kapchan

Associate Professor of Performance Studies

New York University

Deborah Kapchan is Associate Professor of Performance Studies at New York University. A Guggenheim fellow, she is the author of Gender on the Market: Moroccan Women and the Revoicing of Tradition (Univ. of Pennsylvania Press 1996), Traveling Spirit Masters: Moroccan Music and Trance in the Global Marketplace (Wesleyan University Press 2007), as well as numerous articles on sound, narrative and poetics. She is translating and editing a volume entitled Poetic Justice: An Anthology of Moroccan Contemporary Poetry (University of Texas Press), and is also completing two edited volumes: Theorizing Sound Writing, under consideration at the University of Chicago Press, and Intangible Rights: Cultural Heritage in Transit (in press, University of Pennsylvania Press).