Ethnomusicologist, educator, and musician
Christopher Witulski (PhD University of Florida, 2014) is a specialized teaching faculty in musicology at Florida State University’s College of Music. His research focuses on changes in sacred performance practices in contemporary Morocco.
His book, under contract with Indiana University Press, explores how gnawa musicians in Fez negotiate domestic listeners’ tastes, global markets, and the aesthetics required for productive ritual. His work has appeared in national and international conferences and can be found in the International Journal of Middle Eastern Studies.
Other interests include theoretical approaches to popular and world music (MM in music theory, Crane School of Music, 2007), fieldwork and research in West Africa, and the relationship between ethics and aesthetics in popular manifestations of religious music.