Research Interests: Performance Practice, Technologies, Pedagogies, Circulation And Heritage.
Aditi Deo is an Assistant Professor in the School of Arts and Sciences at Ahmedabad University. She is an ethnomusicologist (PhD, Indiana University Bloomington) with research interests in the music of the Indian subcontinent, especially Hindustani Khayal music, Hindi film music, and vernacular folk traditions. Her work addresses conceptual questions related to performance practice, pedagogies, technologies, circulation, and heritage. She has studied Khayal vocals for several years and is an avid listener of all melodic music. She has worked in the Archives of Traditional Music and the AAAMC, both sound archives at Indiana University, helping with preservation and curation. Aditi has also held positions as Faculty Fellow at IISER Pune (2014-17) and Postdoctoral Fellow at Oxford University (2011-13). She has published in the Journal of South Asian Popular Culture and has several forthcoming articles and chapters.
As part of the Performing and Visual Arts division, Aditi is developing core courses on cultural/creative industries as well as elective courses about music and sound studies.