Full Name
Andrea Shaheen
Associate Professor of Music
The University of Texas at El Paso
Speaker Bio
Dr. Andrea Shaheen Espinosa is Assistant Professor of Ethnomusicology and Oboe Studies at University of Texas, El Paso, where she also directs the Middle Eastern and World Music Ensembles. She is an active member of the Society for Ethnomusicology, the Latin American Studies Association, the International Double Reed Society, and the Middle East Studies Association.

Her research interests include: Folk Music, Migration and Nostalgia, Music and Trauma, and Nationalism. She is a Medici Scholar, FLAS recipient, and a Fulbright Fellow, and she maintains an international performance schedule with symphony orchestras in Syria, Jordan, Palestine, and Greece. In addition to performance and research, she continuously promotes advocacy for Arab musicians throughout the Middle East and in refuge.