Aditi Deo is an Assistant Professor in the Humanities and Languages division of the School of Arts and Sciences at Ahmedabad University. She has a PhD from Indiana University Bloomington (USA) in Ethnomusicology, with minors in Folklore and Communication & Culture. Her research interest is primarily in music of the Indian subcontinent, especially Hindustani Khyal music, Hindi film music, and vernacular folk traditions in Rajasthan and Gujarat. Her work addresses conceptual questions related to, among other areas, performance practice, technologies, pedagogies, circulation, and heritage.
Aditi has worked in the Archives of Traditional Music and the AAAMC, both sound archives at Indiana University, helping with preservation and curation. She has 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. Aditi has recently begun a book project, revising her PhD dissertation into a monograph.