Selected Publications

Forthcoming
Shelemay, Kay Kaufman. Forthcoming. Sing and Sing On: Sentinel Musicians and the Making of the Ethiopian American Diaspora. Chicago: University of Chicago Press.
Listening and Learning from the Music of the Global U.S.
League, Panayotis, and Kay Kaufman Shelemay. Forthcoming. “Listening and Learning from the Music of the Global U.S.” Sounding Together: Collaborative Perspectives on U.S. Music in the 21st Century, edited by Charles Hiroshi Garrett and Carol J. Oja. Ann Arbor: University of Michigan Press. Publisher's Version
Shelemay, Kay Kaufman. Forthcoming. “Preface.” Ethiopian Devotional Arts, edited by Marilyn E. Heldman. Washington, DC: Smithsonian Institution.
Shelemay, Kay Kaufman. Forthcoming. “An Image of Performance, an Emblem of Power: Saint Yared and Liturgical Music of the Ethiopian Orthodox Church.” Ethiopian Devotions: Painted Icons, Illuminated Manuscripts, Processional Crosses from the Fourteenth to the Twentieth Centuries, edited by Marilyn E. Heldman. Washington, DC: Smithsonian Institution.
2021
Shelemay, Kay Kaufman. 2021. “Meklit Hadero Sings Her Sonic Homelands.” Women's Song Forum. Publisher's Version
2020
Queering the Field: A Forward
Shelemay, Kay Kaufman. 2020. “Queering the Field: A Forward.” Queering the Field: Sounding Out Ethnomusicology, edited by Gregory Barz and William Cheng, 3-4. New York: Oxford University Press. Publisher's Version
Shelemay, Kay Kaufman. 2020. “Ethnography as a Way of Life.” Ethnomusicology 64 (1): 1-22.
Shelemay, Kay Kaufman. 2020. “Crossing Boundaries Through Contrafactum: A Case Study from the Syrian Jewish Tradition.” Basler Jahrbuch für Historische Musikpraxis 40: 345-367.
Afterword: Musical Commemoration and the Imagination of the Future
Shelemay, Kay Kaufman. 2020. “Afterword: Musical Commemoration and the Imagination of the Future.” Performing Commemoration: Musical Reenactment and the Politics of Trauma, edited by Annegret Fauser and Michael Figueroa, 263-268. Ann Arbor: University of Michigan Press.
Shelemay, Kay Kaufman. 2020. “An Ethnomusicologist's View of Lei Liang's Compositions.” Confluence of a Hundred Streams: Narrating the Soundscapes of Lei Liang. Shanghai: Shanghai Conservatory of Music Press.
2019
Shelemay, Kay Kaufman. 2019. “In Memoriam Marilyn E. Heldman (1935-2019).” Aethiopica: International Journal of Ethiopian and Eritrean Studies 22: 253-261.
2018
Hearing Geography in Motion: Processes of the Musical Imagination in Diaspora
Shelemay, Kay Kaufman. 2018. “Hearing Geography in Motion: Processes of the Musical Imagination in Diaspora.” Territories and Trajectories: Cultures in Circulation, edited by Diana Sorensen. Durham, NC: Duke University Press. Publisher's Version
2017
Music
Shelemay, Kay Kaufman. 2017. “Music.” Ethiopia: History, Culture and Challenges, edited by Siegbert Uhlig, David Appleyard, Alessandro Bausi, Wolfgang Hahn, and Steven Kaplan, 205-209. Lansing: Michigan State University Press. Publisher's Version
Concerning Saint Yared
Heldman, Marilyn E., and Kay Kaufman Shelemay. 2017. “Concerning Saint Yared.” Studies in Ethiopian Languages, Literature, and History: Festschrift for Getatchew Haile, edited by Adam Carter McCollum, 65-94. Harrassowitz: Wiesbaden. Publisher's Version
2016
Traveling Music: Mulatu Astatke and the Genesis of Ethiopian Jazz
Shelemay, Kay Kaufman. 2016. “Traveling Music: Mulatu Astatke and the Genesis of Ethiopian Jazz.” Jazz Worlds/World Jazz, edited by Philip V. Bohlman and Goffredo Plastino, 239-257. Chicago: University of Chicago Press. Publisher's Version
2015
Soundscapes: Exploring Music in a Changing World
Shelemay, Kay Kaufman. 2015. Soundscapes: Exploring Music in a Changing World (3). 3rd ed. New York: W.W. Norton. Publisher's Version
Creating the Ethiopian Diaspora: Perspectives from Across the Disciplines
Shelemay, Kay Kaufman, and Steven Kaplan, ed. 2015. Creating the Ethiopian Diaspora: Perspectives from Across the Disciplines. Los Angeles: Tsehai Publishers. Publisher's Version
2013
The Ethics of Ethnomusicology in a Cosmopolitan Age
Shelemay, Kay Kaufman. 2013. “The Ethics of Ethnomusicology in a Cosmopolitan Age.” The Cambridge History of World Music, edited by Philip V. Bohlman, 786-806. Cambridge, MA: Cambridge University Press. Publisher's Version
2012
Shelemay, Kay Kaufman. 2012. “Rethinking the Urban Community: (Re)Mapping Musical Processes and Places.” Urban People/Lidé Mesta 14 (2): 207-226.
2011
Shelemay, Kay Kaufman. 2011. “'Love from Afar': Music and Longing Across Time, Space, and Diaspora.” Eranos Yearbook 11: 682-691.

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