Research and Writings

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PUBLICATIONS and EDUCATIONAL RESEARCH

 

Present Writing Projects:     

1) "TO A CERTAIN DEGREE: THE ART OF GRADUATING”:

A book for college students on approaches to learning, and strategies for success.

                       

2) "THINGS COME TOGETHER: The Music Indaba of Late-Apartheid South Africa".

Manuscript on music as communicator and educator in South Africa.

 

2005-               ‘DECOMPOSING APARTHEID: How Things Came Together.’

                        Keynote Address at International Conference ‘Composing Apartheid’ South Africa).

                        In Publication as concluding chapter of edited book from the conference. (ed. Grant Olwage) Univ. of the Witwatersrand Press.

2003-              MUSIC IS THE WEAPON OF THE FUTURE:  Fifty Years of African Popular Music’ (Review of Book by Frank Tenaille).                                                                                                                                                                                       In Notes Volume 60, Number 2, December 2003

2001-               ‘SO LONG DOLLY: The Biography of Dolly Rathebe’ A recorded biography (on video and audio) of the life of the South African township music legend.                                                                             Project funded by a Duke-Semans Fellowship. (Written Biography to follow).

 

2000-               THE LIFE AND WORKS OF ERNESTINE FRIEDL”

A recorded biography (on video and audio) of the life history of anthropologist Ernestine Friedl,

Project funded by the Wenner-Gren Society for Anthropological Research for their Archives.

 

1998:               “MIRROR, MEDIATOR AND PROPHET:

The Music Indaba of late-Apartheid South Africa”

Ethnomusicology” (Winter)1998 Vol 42 no. 1-44. Winner  of the 1996 Charles Seeger Prize. 

 

1996:               "So You Want To Graduate?… Ingrid's Rumination."

Department of Cultural Anthropology Newsletter, Volume 3, Number 4. pp. 2-5. Duke University.

 

1996:               “THE MUSIC INDABA: Music as Mirror, Mediator and Prophet

                         in the South African  Transition from Apartheid to Democracy.”

                         Ph.D. Dissertation. Department of Cultural Anthropology, Duke University

                        Abstract in ‘Dissertation Abstracts International’, Volume 57, Number 5, 1996

                        Dissertation available through UMI Dissertation Services UMI Number: 9628771

 

1994                POLYPHONIC VOICES IN A COMPLEX SOCIETY:

Reviewing History and Identity in South Africa”.

Master's Thesis, Department of Cultural Anthropology, Duke University

 

1993:               "Education and Emancipation Through Music” Fieldwork Report.: GLOBAL PERSPECTIVES,

            Volume 6, no 1. Dec. Fall 1993, Center for International Studies, Duke University.

 

 

VIDEO DOCUMENTARIES

 

1987-88           WHEN NATIONS MEET”

A Documentary on South African and International Student Integration at a National and International Level. 52 Minutes.

PAL Format  Winner of "National Panasonic Videomaker's Award": Individual Winner. London, England. June 1989.

 

1988-9             ‘‘DOES EVERY COUNTRY?” A Video Letter Poem: Composed between South African students

 (Johannesburg) and International students (Oxford). 19 minutes. PAL Format.

 

SELECTED PRESENTATIONS and CONFERENCES:

 

July 2004         DECOMPOSING APARTHEID: How Things Came Together

KEYNOTE ADDRESS at International Conference ‘Composing Apartheid’.

Rhodes University, Grahamstown, South Africa.

 

May 2002:       Invited Speaker:  Musical forms in the Transition of Ideology and Power’

In seminar ‘Culture, Art and Knowledge’ (Prof. Alexei Yurchak)

                        University of California, Berkeley.

 

October 1999:  Television Guest Appearance on WUNC Television "Talkback Live", on research for

"The Art of Scholarship and the Craft of Graduating: Getting Away with Fervor". 20 October 1999

 

October 1999:  Invited  Chair. Session: Music: Community and Global Africa, In Conference

                        "Leadership & Community: Icons from the Past, Models for the Present" October 7-9 1999,

             Department of African and African-American Studies, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill.

 

April 1998:       Panel Chair. Session: Traditional Ethnomusicological Models

MACSEM ’98, Mid-Atlantic Chapter, Society for Ethnomusicology

                        The College of William and Mary, Williamsburg, VA

 

April 1997:       “Alternative Rock in the Late-Apartheid Transition to Democracy.”

Paper presented at the conference ‘Re-presenting Rock”.

4-6th April 1997. Duke University .

 

February 1997: "Successful Mentoring Relationships" Panel Member

                        Graduate and Professional Women's Network

                        Duke Women's Center, Duke University.

 

September 1996 "The Mission of Music in Late-Apartheid South Africa"

                        1996-1997 Cultural Anthropology Colloquia, Duke University

 

October1995   “THE MUSIC INDABA: Musical Collaboration as Mediator and Prophet

in the South African Transition from Apartheid to Democracy' -

Paper for Presentation at the Society for Ethnomusicology, Los Angeles, October 1995. 

 

May 1995        “Educating Through Underground Music:

The Late-Apartheid and Late-Soviet Eras: A Comparative Study.”

Lectures and Presentations in Russia for 'Kabinet, The Russian Journal of Arts and Sciences’

Sessions delivered in collaboration with Dr. Alexei Yurchak at the Borey Art Gallery,

            Pushkinskaia Art Clinic (St. Petersburg) and Russian State Humanitarian University (Moscow) 

 

May 1995:       "Educating the Youth of Totalitarian States Through Music":

Radio Interview on Radio Baltica.St. Petersburg, Russia.

In collaboration with Dr. Alexei Yurchak.

 

 

 

 

PROFESSIONAL LECTURING IN SOUTH AFRICA - BUSINESS SECTOR

DEVELOPMENT AND PRESENTATION OF BASIC AND ADVANCED INSTRUCTORS' COURSES:

Education and Training Department, Standard Bank of South Africa, 1986-1990.

Teaching workshops and promotions-based examinations for training managers held in training centers in

Pretoria, Johannesburg, Cape Town, Bloemfontein, Durban Port Elizabeth, East London and Thaba 'Nchu.

 

RESEARCH, DEVELOPMENT AND PRESENTATION OF BUSINESS EMPLOYEE TRAINING

Education and Training Department, Standard Bank of South Africa, 1986-1990.

 

Management and Education Courses:


Intercultural Communication

Public Speaking

Goal Setting and Problem Solving

Management Skills

Leadership Strategies

Self-Development

Study Skills

Motivation Skills

Instructional Design

Courseware Development

Stress and Time Management

Creativity and Whole Brain Training

Presentation Skills

Group Dynamics


 

PUBLIC LECTURES AND WORKSHOPS (SOUTH AFRICA)

1986-90:          Guest Lecturing Courses:

Intercultural Communication, Public Speaking, Video Production and Scriptwriting.

 

Hosting Institutions:


Mensa South Africa

Institute Of Personnel Management

Eastcape Training Center

First National Bank,

Chamber Of Mines.

South African Child Welfare