Department: Ethnomusicology NA
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.