Lisa Urkevich Musicologist

Lisa Urkevich PhD is a professor of Musicology/Ethnomusicology and Chair of the Department of Music and Drama at the American University of Kuwait. For 2015-2016 she has been appointed a Visiting Scholar at Harvard University where she is investigating the earliest recordings of the Arabian Peninsula. She is the author of Music and Traditions of the Arabian Peninsula: Saudi Arabia, Kuwait, Bahrain, and Qatar (New York: Routledge: 2015). Urkevich has recently been presented with the 2015 University of Maryland Alumna of the Year Award in Visual and Performing Arts.

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