Rachel Harris

Rachel Harris

Dr. Rachel Harris is Professor of Ethnomusicology at SOAS, University of London. Dr. Harris’ research focuses on expressive and religious culture, heritage and state policy in China’s Muslim borderlands. Harris led the Leverhulme Research Project “Sounding Islam in China” (2014-2017) and now heads a British Academy Sustainable Development Project to revitalize Uyghur cultural heritage in the diaspora. She is the author of Soundscapes of Uyghur Islam, and her edited volume Ethnographies of Islam in China will be published in Spring 2021.

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Uyghur Heritage and the Charge of Cultural Genocide in Xinjiang

Uyghur Heritage and the Charge of Cultural Genocide in Xinjiang

Over the past few years, China's northwestern Xinjiang Uyghur Autonomous Region has been transformed into a police state, with an