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Tamara Turner

Research Fellow Max Planck Institute for Human Development, Berlin, GermanyCenter for the History of Emotions
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Tamara Turner is a music anthropologist, specializing in North African popular Islam, trance rituals, and affect studies with supporting areas of consciousness studies and the Medical Humanities. Her doctoral thesis was the first research to document the musical repertoire, practice, and history of Algerian diwan, a nocturnal trance ritual of the Bilaliyya Sufi Order. Analytically, Tamara’s work investigates the critical role of musically cultivated emotions and affects in ritual as they pertain to consciousness and suffering.

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