Jillian Fulton is a PhD candidate in Social Anthropology at York University. Her primary area of research, located within Arab diaspora collectives of Toronto and Montreal, explores sensory anthropology, ethnomusicology, and performance studies through theories of sound and space, nostalgia and memory. She completed her MA in Ethnomusicology at the University of Alberta, and has a background in music performance and education. Outside of academia, she actively performs at underground electronic music events in Toronto, and collaborates and plays with Arabic folk musicians.
Keywords: Diasporas; Arab identities; dance music; nostalgia; tarab; social violence; indeterminacy