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Scholar

Audrey Wozniak is a violinist and scholar who interrogates discursive and material constructions of place, time, identity, and community in urban diasporic contexts, particularly those of Turkey, China, and the United Kingdom. Her research interests also include sociolinguistics, kinship, technology, state surveillance, and censorship. She has been conducting ethnographic fieldwork with Turkish classical music choirs in London and Istanbul since 2015, examining the beliefs and practices of musical community networks between the UK and Turkey. Her research has been supported by the British Institute for Archaeology at Ankara and the Graduate Society at Harvard University, among other institutions. In addition to her academic work, Wozniak is an accomplished violinist and performer of Turkish and Western art music. She has given a number of world premieres and performances in seven countries on dirt roads and concert halls, including at London’s National Portrait Gallery, Trafalgar Square, the Royal Academy of Arts, Turkish National Radio, Bali Spirit Festival, and Barcelona’s Sagrada Familia.

After graduating from Wellesley College, Wozniak received a 2014-2015 Thomas J. Watson Fellowship to study musical manifestations of multiculturalism in China, Indonesia, and Turkey. She completed a MSc in Politics and Communications with Merit from the London School of Economics in 2016, and received a MMus in Music Performance with Distinction from Trinity Laban Conservatoire of Music and Dance in 2018. She is currently studying in the Ph.D. program in Ethnomusicology at Harvard University.

Publications
Presentations and Invited Talks
  • Presented "Turkish Art Music Choirs in London: An Ethnography of Communities of Respect" at Global Musics and Musical Communities, UCLA, May 2019.
  • Presented "Turkish Art Music Choirs in London: An Ethnography of Communities of Respect" at the Northeast Chapter of the Society for Ethnomusicology, Colby College, March 2019.
  • “Makam and Beyond,” invited talk at Dartmouth College, Hanover, New Hampshire, November 2018.
  • Presented “Orientalism, Regionalism, Cosmopolitanism: Musical Manifestations of Cultural Hybridity” at Creating Music across Cultures in the 21st Century, Istanbul Technical University, Turkey, April 2017.
  • Invited panelist, "Feminism and the Image of Women in the 21st Century," London Calling 2.0, Wellesley Club of UK, The Royal Society, London, UK, November 2015.
  • Presenter, Thomas J. Watson Fellowship Conference, University of Puget Sound, August 2015
  • Presenter, The Bloomsbury Roundtable: Third International Symposium on Chinese Language and Discourse, University of London, UK, June 2014. 
  • Presenter, 26th North American Conference on Chinese Linguistics, University of Maryland, May 2014.
Reviews
News Articles
Previous Blogs
  • On Global Harmony: "In which Audrey Woźniak chronicles a year as a Thomas J. Watson Fellow exploring multiculturalism in the musical cultures of China, Indonesia, and Turkey." [2014-2015]
  • The Guangzhou Blog: "In which Audrey Woźniak chronicles twelve weeks of living and learning in China as an intern for the State Department at the U.S. Consulate General in Guangzhou" [Summer 2013] ***The Guangzhou Blog is currently locked.
  • The Beijing Blog: "In which Audrey Woźniak chronicles ten weeks of living and learning in China as an intern for ABC News." [Summer 2012]
  • The Tokyo Blog"In which Audrey Wozniak describes the pre-, post-, and the in between of living in Japan for a year." [2007-2008. My very first blog, in which I chronicled my time as the only foreign exchange student in an all-Japanese girls high school.]