The Oberlin Review

Ethnomusicologist and Director of Alaska Native
Studies at the University of Alaska, Anchorage,
Maria Williams gave a lecture Monday
titled Indigenous Expressive Culture and Environment
in the 21st Century: The Role of the Artist in
Alaska.

On the Record with Musicologist Maria Williams

February 17, 2017

Professor Maria Williams was born and raised in Anchorage, AK. She received a Ph.D. in Ethnomusicology from University of California, Los Angeles and currently directs the Department of Alaska Native Studies at the University of Alaska, Anchorage, where she teaches courses in Alaska Native and world music. She recently produced a documentary called A Beautiful Journey, which chronicles Athabascan Elder Daisy Demientieff’s 750-mile journey in search of roots for her tribe’s indigenous basket-makin...

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