Farah Zahra serves as an Assistant Editor focusing on Arab publication and on RILM’s collaboration with the Institut du Monde Arabe.
Farah is a PhD candidate in ethnomusicology at the CUNY Graduate Center. Her research explores community archiving practices of the Iraqi maqām tradition in wartime and postwar Iraq and in the diasporas. Her research interests include music and conflict, applied ethnomusicology, and critical archival studies. Farah holds a MA and MPhil from The Graduate Center. Before joining CUNY, she earned a MA in Theological Studies from Harvard University where she also assisted in cataloguing the Loeb Music Library’s collection of Arab music records. In addition to her academic research, Farah studies Oud performance in Egypt and Iraq.