Jeff Roy

PhD Student

Department: Ethnomusicology

Education: Washington University in St. Louis, BA in Comparative Arts (2007); UCLA, MA in Ethnomusicology (2011); UCLA, PhD in Ethnomusicology (in progress).

Jeff is currently in post-production for his feature-length documentary film, entitled "Rites of Passage," following the gender transition of an Indo-Muslim transsexual female. The short-film version of the project (already completed), won "Audience Choice - Best Short" at the Los Angeles Transgender Film Festival, and will appear at numerous film festivals during winter and spring 2012.

Research Interests: film, visual ethnography, queer studies, Indian classical music, music pedagogy, violin.

Languages: Hindu, Urdu, French, and English. 

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