Music faculty member earns NEH grant

Steven Friedson (Photo by Angilee Wilkerson)For 25 years, Steven Friedson, Distinguished Research Professor of music and anthropology, has studied music and ritual in Africa and its effect on people, as well as medical and religious practices. The research has earned him a National Endowment for the Humanities grant to support his work and travel in the Volta region of Ghana, where he is completing the last book in a trilogy documenting his findings. Friedson's research is routinely cited in publications, from introductions to anthropology for undergraduates to medieval studies on ritual. His book is expected to be published in 2015.

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