Audrey M. Wozniak is an ethnomusicologist who writes about discursive and material constructions of kinship and the state in urban diasporic contexts, particularly those of Turkey and China. She has been conducting ethnographic and archival fieldwork in Istanbul and Turkish diasporic communities since 2015, examining how the concept of discipline has shaped Turkish civil society through examining Turkish classical music choirs in the country and abroad. She has also published interdisciplinary research on surveillance, censorship, and transnational communities in East Asia.
She is a Ph.D. Candidate in Ethnomusicology at Harvard University and a Fellow at the American Research Institute in Turkey as well as former Doctoral Scholar at the Orient-Institut Istanbul. She was the Joint Fellow in Heritage Studies at Koç University's Research Center for Anatolian Civilizations and the British Institute at Ankara and has received support for her research from the Fulbright-Hays DDRA Grant and Cynthia Verba Merit Scholarship. She has published academic and journalistic writing in Music & Politics, Urban People, Applied Linguistics Review, Georgetown Journal of Asian Affairs, China Dialogue, TimeOut Hong Kong, and ABC News.
Audrey holds a Master's degree in Politics and Communication from the London School of Economics, a Master's degree in Music Performance from Trinity Laban Conservatoire of Music and Dance, and a Bachelor's degree in Music and East Asian Studies from Wellesley College. Most recently, she was appointed Artist-in-Residence at Harvard University's I Tatti Center for Renaissance Studies in Italy. Her previous professional experiences include working for ABC News Beijing Bureau and the U.S. Department of State Consulate General in Guangzhou, China.
She is an accomplished performer of Western and Turkish classical music as well as an experienced facilitator of cross-cultural artistic programming.