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Professor Georgina Born coming to Berkeley

Professor Georgina Born comes from a well-known family that includes her father Gustav Born, an Emeritus Professor of Pharmacology and grandfather Max Born, Nobel laureate and physicist (as well as cousin Olivia Newton-John). With such a distinguished family, Born was able to continue this academic tradition, but geared away from science. She studied Anthropology at University College London after a brief stint in art school and the Royal College of Music. After many major fieldwork and research programs, Born went on to be a Professor of Music and Anthropology at the University of Oxford. In 2014, Professor Borne will hold both the Distinguished Bloch Professorship in Music here at U.C. Berkeley while continuing her Schulich Distinguished Visiting Chair in Music in Montreal until 2015. Her research program, “Music, Digitization, Mediation: Towards Interdisciplinary Music Studies” explores this idea in seven countries.