Tanya Merchant

TitleAssociate Professor
DivisionArts Division
DepartmentMusic Department
AffiliationsHumanities Division,
Feminist Studies Department
OfficeMusic Center 286
Office HoursTuesdays 2-4 p.m.
Campus Mail StopMusic Center

Research Interests

With a geographical focus on Central Asia and the former Soviet Union, she has conducted fieldwork in Uzbekistan, Tajikistan, and Russia. She is an avid performer on both the Uzbek dutar and the baroque bassoon, and has given concerts with ensembles in the U.S., England, and Uzbekistan. Her recent publications include articles on Uzbek popular, folk, and traditional musics, which appear in journals such as Cahiers de Musiques Traditionnelles, and Image and Narrative.

Biography, Education and Training

B.M., Peabody Conservatory, Institute of the Johns Hopkins University
M.Mus., Goldsmiths College, University of London
Ph.D., University of California, Los Angeles