Description of the Project and Its Significance

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2002 Lars-Christian Koch & Julio Mendívil: „Wenn die Instrumente weinen ... „ Musikpraxis und –konzeption der „Indigenas“ im Amazonas-Tiefland. In: Amazonas-Indianer – LebensRäume – LebensRituale – LebensRechte, Hrsg. Doris Kurella & Dietmar Neitzke / Stuttgart; Berlin

2001 My Heart Sings Rabindra Sangit Die Lieder Rabindranath Tagores zwischen Tradition und Moderne / Habilitationsschrift

1998 Aufgabenfelder der Musikethnologie. J. Eckert (Ed.) Indische Musik in Deutschland Aachen

1996a Walter Fischer & Lars-Christian Koch: Wege zum Chorklang / Bonn.

1996b Raimund Vogels & Lars-Christian Koch: „mit Haut und Haar • „Die Welt der Lauteninstrumente“ CD-ROM zur Sonderausstellung des Linden-Museums Stuttgart / Stuttgart.

1996c Lars-Christian Koch & Raimund Vogels (Hrsg.): „mit Haut und Haar - Die Welt der Lauteninstrumente“ Begleitbuch zur Sonderausstellung des Linden-Museums Stuttgart / Stuttgart.

  1. Zur Bedeutung der rasa-Lehre für die zeitgenössische Nordindische Kunstmusik -Mit einem Vergleich mit der Affektenlehre des 17. und 18. Jahrhunderts. (Diss.) Bonn: Holos Verlag

1989 Vielsaitige Klangerreger - Die Entwicklung der Musikinstrumentensaiten und ihre Bedeutung für den Instrumentenbau. Musikhandel Nr. 8

1986 Rolle und Funktion der Musik in außereuropäischen Heilungsriten. curare Vol. 9, Zeitschrift für Ethnomedizin und transkulturelle Psychiatrie.


Prof. Dr. Lars-Christian Koch

Leiter der Abteilung Musikethnologie,

Medientechnik und Berliner Phonogramm-Archiv

Ethnologisches Museum Berlin

Arnimallee 27

14195 Berlin

Tel.: 030/8301-241

Fax: 030/8301-500


Samip Mallick
3553 S. Hoyne Ave. (Apt. 3R) Email:
Chicago, IL 60609 Tel: (734) 716-6621

EDUCATION University of Illinois (July 2009Current)

M.S. in the Graduate School of Library and Information Sciences
Jawaharlal Nehru University (July 2006 – December 2006)

Course in Ancient Indian History
American Institute of Indian Studies (September 2003 – April 2004)

Advanced Language Program Fellowship to study Bengali - Kolkata, India

University of Michigan – Ann Arbor (1999 – 2003)

Bachelors of Engineering in Computer Science

WORK EXPERIENCE University of Chicago Library (September 2008Current)

Assistant Bibliographer for the Southern Asia Collection

Duties include:

  1. Helping to administer the Southern Asia collection, addressing questions of collection development, maintenance and preservation;

  2. Creating and developing online resources and databases for presentation of materials, including the Libraries & Archives in South Asia (LASA) wiki [], an online dissertation database, and redesign of the Digital South Asia Library (DSAL) [];

  3. Involvement in grant writing for proposals to NSF, NEH, Dept. of Ed., etc.

  4. Supervisory responsibilities over student and union staff engaged in cataloging and monograph and serial processing.

South Asian American Digital Archive (March 2008Current)

Executive Director

SAADA was founded in order to document and provide online access to the diverse and relatively unknown stories of South Asian Americans.

  1. Currently applying for 501c3 non-profit tax-free status to IRS.

  2. Developing a website and database for online presentation of SAADA collections.

University of Chicago (October 2007 – August 2008)

Outreach and Program Coordinator for the South Asia Language and Area Center (SALAC) & Committee on Southern Asian Studies (COSAS)

  1. Planned and executed South Asia-related programming at the University and within greater Chicago area and formed extensive networks with other institutions to encourage collaboration and cooperation;

  2. Successful fundraised for projects and events, including $50,000 from the SSRC and $8,500 from the Arts Council.

McGill University (June – August 2007)

Research Assistant for Dr. Davesh Soneji in Faculty of Religious Studies

Digitized audiovisual materials for research on gender, ritual and performance in southern India.

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Social Science Research Council (August 2004 – December 2006)

Program Coordinator – South Asia Program (8/2004 – 12/2006)

Projects Coordinator – International Migration Program (9/2005 – 7/2006)
  1. Administered the Ford Foundation funded South Asia Regional Fellowship Program for faculty at colleges/universities in South Asia;

  2. Organized workshops and conferences on themes related to migration & development, migration & security, transnational religion, international collaboration in social science research, etc;

  3. Developed the South Asia Research Network website database of research institutes, libraries and archives in South Asia.

Justice for Bhopal International (May – June 2003)

Captured video footage of the US tour of survivors of the 1984 Bhopal Gas disaster, including meetings with union leaders, student organizations, political leaders, etc.
University of Michigan – Dearborn (April – August 2002)

Programmer on a project for passenger detection for automated airbag deployment in passenger vehicles.

ACTIVITIES Radiostan (October 2008Current) []

Co-producer and presenter for a one-hour monthly radio show on the South Asian community in Chicago, airing on 88.7 WLUW.

South Asian Progressive Action Collective (December 2007Current)

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