मेरो नाम / My Name
नेपालीमा मेरो नाम लेख्दा उचारण अनुसार लेख्छु: आना स्टर
I spell my name in Nepali according to the way it is pronounced, not the way it is written in English: आना स्टर
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Anna Stirr is Associate Professor of Asian Studies at the University of Hawaii at Manoa. She is the author of Singing Across Divides: Music and Intimate Politics in Nepal (Oxford University Press, 2017) and co-director, with Bhakta Syangtan, of Singing A Great Dream: The Revolutionary Songs and Life of Khusiram Pakhrin (2020). She performs Nepali folk music as a singer, flutist, and percussionist.
Long Bio (see About page for even longer bio)
Dr. Anna Stirr is Associate Professor of Asian Studies at the University of Hawaii Manoa. She is the author of Singing Across Divides: Music and Intimate Politics in Nepal (Oxford University Press, 2017), which won the 2019 Bernard S. Cohn Prize for first books on South Asia from the Association for Asian Studies. She is the co-director, with Bhakta Syangtan, of the documentary film Singing A Great Dream: The Revolutionary Songs and Life of Khusiram Pakhrin (2020), which won Best International Documentary and Best International Director at the Darbhanga International Film Festival in India. Dr. Stirr holds a BA in music and religious studies from Lawrence University in Wisconsin, and an MA, MPhil, and PhD in ethnomusicology from Columbia University. She has also taught at Oxford University, Leiden University, and the New School. Her research focuses on music, dance, language, intimacy, and politics in South Asia, particularly in Nepal and the Himalayan region. She performs Nepali folk music as a singer, flutist, and percussionist.
Articles in English
An American-Nepali Duet (Nepali Times, 2020)
#AsiaNow Speaks with Anna Stirr (#AsiaNow Blog, AAS, 2019)
आना स्टरः नेपाली लोकसंगीतकी अमेरिकी अध्येता (हिमाल खबरपात्रिका, 2020)
मुस्कानभित्र पीडाका धर्साहरू (दिक्रा बादीको बारेमा, सेतोपाटी, 2019)
मुखले भन्दै आएको कुरा गीतमा बज्दा कोकोहोलो (सेतोपातटी, 2019)
गीतहरु क्रान्तिकारी भएपछि भावना पार्टीगत हुँदैन (Rato Laltin, 2019)
अन्तरवार्ता लोक संस्कृती पात्रिका संग (2019)
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