CATHERINE GRANT

Catherine Grant is researcher at Queensland Conservatorium Research Centre, Griffith University (Australia). An ethnomusicologist by training, Catherine has conducted ethnographic field research with artists in Cambodia since 2013, and has worked on cultural heritage projects with communities in Vietnam, Vanuatu and Indigenous Australia. She is author of Music Endangerment: How Language Maintenance Can Help (Oxford University Press, 2014), co-editor of the award-winning Sustainable Futures for Music Cultures (OUP, 2016), and in 2019 was recipient of an EMKP grant for documenting the Cambodian endangered musical instrument Angkuoch. Catherine’s research on cultural sustainability has featured in media including the Boston Globe, The Australian, The Conversation, The Cambodia Daily, and radio stations in Australia, Cambodia, UK, and the USA. Past chair of the Australia-New Zealand Committee of the International Council for Traditional Music, Catherine received an Australian Future Justice medal for her research, advocacy and activism on cultural sustainability.