Jane Sugarman
Position: Professor
Program: Music (Ph.D./D.M.A)
Campus Affiliation: Graduate Center
Phone: 212-817-8598
Degrees/Diplomas: Ph.D., University of California at Los Angeles, 1993
Research Interests: music of Southeastern Europe; gender studies; cultural theory

Jane C. Sugarman’s research focuses on music’s role in processes of identity formation, with particular attention to communities in and from Southeastern Europe and the Middle East. Her 1997 book Engendering Song: Singing and Subjectivity at Prespa Albanian Weddings was awarded the Chicago Folklore Prize; and in 2004 she received the Jaap Kunst Prize from the Society for Ethnomusicology for her article, “Those ‘Other Women’: Dance and Femininity among Prespa Albanians.” In addition to extensive research on the relationship of music and gender, she has written on issues of modernity and globalization, diaspora communities, nationalism, and the role of music in conflict situations and post-conflict societies. She is currently preparing a book on Albanian mediated music in the former Yugoslavia, based on field research conducted in Kosova, Macedonia, Germany, Switzerland, Canada, and the United States. She earned her Ph.D. from University of California at Los Angeles.