Dorothea (Dora) Hast received the Ph.D. in Ethnomusicology from Wesleyan University. Her areas of research include music and dance traditions in Ireland and North India. Before joining UConn, she taught world music and served as Director of the Center for Educational Excellence at Eastern Connecticut State University. Her books include Music in Ireland: Experiencing Music, Expressing Culture (Oxford University Press, 2004) and Exploring the World of Music (Kendall Hunt 1999, 2011), a text that accompanies the twelve part PBS film series by the same name for which she served as Director of Content.
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