Nalini Ghuman

Author / Musicologist / Performer

   A resume may be found on my  Mills College faculty page

      Nalini Ghuman is an ethno/musicologist whose research focuses on orientalism, nationalism, and identity. She

 has presented her work on BBC Radio and has published extended essays in the volumes Exhibiting the Empire 
(Manchester University Press, forthcoming), Western Music and Race (Cambridge University Press, 2007), and Elgar
and His World (Princeton University Press, 2007), as well as articles and reviews for the Elgar Society Journal. 

Nalini is the Luther Marchant Professor of Music at Mills College, where she teaches graduate seminars on music and conflict, nationalism, and orientalism, and where she inaugurated a course on the music of the Indian subcontinent
in 2009 – the first of its kind in the history of the college. She is also an active performer (pianist, singer, violinist)
in the San Francisco Bay Area. 

Nalini was educated at The Queen’s College, Oxford University (BA, first-class honours), King’s College, London
(Master’s, distinction), and the University of California, Berkeley (PhD).