Higgins, Niko

Higgins, Niko

Niko Higgins
PhD, Ethnomusicology, Columbia University
MPhil, Ethnomusicology, Columbia University
MA, Ethnomusicology, Columbia University
BA, Music, Wesleyan University

Niko wants students to learn about the world through sound. He is an ethnomusicologist and saxophonist who is fascinated by the many ways that listening is a form of knowing.
Courses Taught:
Music of India
Recent Publications:
“‘Be True to Yourself’: Violin Ganesh, Fusion, and Contradictions in Contemporary Urban India” in Popular Music in India: Dancing with the Elephant edited by G. Booth and B. Shope. Oxford Univeristy Press, 2013.)
“In Search of Compatible Virtuosities: Floating Point and Fusion in India” (Forthcoming in Jazz Worlds/World Jazz edited by P. Bohlman and G. Plastino. To be released in early 2014.)

Research Interests:
Indian Fusion
South Indian classical music
Sound Studies
Professional Affiliations:
SEM, Society for Ethnomusicology
AAA, Association of American Anthropology
Awards and Honors:
Fulbright Hayes Dissertation Research Fellowship
Fulbright IIE

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