Ben Dumbauld

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Ben Dumbauld is a PhD student at the Graduate Center of the City University of New York. He received a BM in Jazz Performance and MA in Ethnomusicology at Arizona State University. His current scholarly interests include musical performance in underground, subcultural, or diasporic communities; performance studies; music of Eastern Europe; and interrelations between the body and technology in contemporary musical practice. Currently he is working on his dissertation, which focuses on embodied states of diasporic subjectivity among musicians and audiences within the Romanian community in New York City. He was the recipient of the Joann Kealiinohomoku Award for Excellence in 2010. Currently he teaches and Hunter College and performs throughout New York City.