Gavin Douglas

Gavin Douglas

  • Associate Professor
  • Music - Ethnomusicology
  • 240 Music Building
  • gdouglas@uncg.edu
  • 336-334-5473

Curriculum Vitae

Gavin Douglas holds a BMUS degree (performance classical guitar) and a BA degree (philosophy) from Queen’s University (Canada), a MM (ethnomusicology) from the University of Texas at Austin and a PhD (ethnomusicology) from the University of Washington, Seattle. He joined the UNCG School of Music, Theatre and Dance in 2002. His research interests include nationalism, politics, globalization and cross-cultural aesthetics with a primary focus on Myanmar. His writings can be found in EthnomusicologyThe New Grove Dictionary of Music and MusiciansThe World of MusicThe Encyclopedia of Popular Music of the WorldAnthropology TodayThe Chinese Journal of RitualTheater and FolkloreBurma at the Turn of the 21st Century and elsewhere. He is author of Music in Mainland Southeast Asia (Oxford University Press, 2010), a text that explores diversity, political trauma and globalization across Burma, Thailand, Cambodia and Vietnam. Douglas’ ongoing fieldwork in Myanmar (Burma) focuses on the state patronage of traditional music, ethnic minority traditions, and the soundscapes of Theravada Buddhism.