MUSIC AND POWER:
Historical Problems and Perspectives in Russia, Eastern Europe and Eurasia
James Loeffler, University of Virginia
Dr. Loeffler is Associate Professor of Jewish history in the Corcoran Department of History at the University of Virginia. He also serves as research director for Pro Musica Hebraica, an organization dedicated to the study and performance of neglected Jewish music. Loeffler's first monograph, The Most Musical Nation: Jews and Culture in the Late Russian Empire (Yale, 2010) received numerous awards, including the Association for Slavic, East European, and Eurasian Studies University of Southern California Book Prize for Literary and Cultural Studies, the American Society of Composers, Authors and Publishers Deems Taylor-Bela Bartok Award for Outstanding Ethnomusicological Book, and the Foundation for Jewish Culture Sidney and Hadassah Musher Publication Award. Dr. Loeffler???s current research focuses upon the connection between Jewish politics and the development of human rights.
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