Maria Mendonça

Is an ethnomusicologist who teaches in the anthropology and music departments at Kenyon College, OH. Her research interests include the circulation of Indonesian music (particularly gamelan traditions of Java and Bali), music and prisons, ethnographic film, music and cultural diplomacy, and ethnomusicology and the public sector. She is currently working on two film projects: Gamelan Encounters, on Javanese gamelan performance in England, and another on gong-making in Central Java, as well as developing and teaching the course Music, Film and Culture: Ethnographic Perspectives for undergraduate students at Kenyon. She has worked as an ethnomusicologist in a variety of settings in Britain and the US, including Grove Dictionary of Music and Musicians, and several UK arts organizations.