Deborah Wong

Updated
30 Nov 2016

Deborah Wong, ethnomusicologist, is the chair of the department of music at the University of California, Riverside. She specializes in the musics of Asian America and Thailand and has published two books: Sounding the Center: History and Aesthetics in Thai Buddhist Ritual *(University of Chicago Press, 2001) and *Speak It Louder: Asian Americans Making Music (Routledge, 2004). She served as president of the Society for Ethnomusicology from 2007–09 and previously served on the SEM Board of Directors from 1999–2005. She was a Center music panelist in 2011.