Boston University, African Studies Center Support
- Title Boston University, African Studies Center Support
Eric J. Schmidt is the Assistant Director of the Boston University African Studies Center and received his PhD in ethnomusicology from UCLA in 2018. His research engages with questions of value, media circulation, and cultural heritage in northwest Africa, with a particular focus on Tuareg music. It draws on over fifteen months of ethnographic fieldwork in Niger and support from Fulbright, the Fowler Museum, and a UCLA Dissertation Year Fellowship. Eric has published essays and reviews in Ethnomusicology, the Bloomsbury Encyclopedia of Popular Music of the World, and Ethnomusicology Review, for which he previously served as a managing editor. He currently serves as co-chair for the Local Arrangements Committee for the 2019 Annual Meeting of the African Studies Association.