Ph.D. 1992 (Folklore and Folklife) University of Pennsylvania; M.A. 1987 (Linguistics) Ohio University; B.A. 1981 (English) New York University
Narrative, poetics, feminist theory, music, aesthetics, North Africa and the Middle East.
Dr. Kapchan was Associate Professor of Anthropology at the University of Texas at Austin, directing the Center for Intercultural Studies in Folklore and Ethnomusicology. A recent recipient of a Guggenheim Fellow and a Fulbright Hays Fellowshipfor her project "Poetic Justice: Translating Art and Ideology in Morocco, her books include Gender on the Market: Moroccan Women and the Revoicing of Tradition (Pennsylvania, 1996), and a book on the Moroccan Gnawa.