Jillian Fulton is a Ph.D. student in Social Anthropology at York University. Her primary area of research is the Arab-Islamic World, where she studies the socio-religious phenomenon of sound and space, and the nostalgia evoked from live muwashshah performances through the concepts of tarab and wajd. She completed her M.A. in Ethnomusicology at the University of Alberta, where her research explored the means by which Muslim youth of today are creating modernity through sound and space. Jillian also holds a B.Mus in piano, and B.Ed in primary/junior education from Queen's University.
Keywords: Ethnomusicology; nostalgia; performance; Sufism; Islam; Middle East