Matthew Cohen

Matthew Isaac Cohen (Ph.D., 1997) is Professor of International Theatre at Royal Holloway, University and Fellow in Sacred Music, Worship, and the Arts at the Yale Institute of Sacred Music (2018-2019). His scholarship examines tradition in modernity, the emergence of new artistic forms and practices in culturally complex sites, representations of alterity and transnational performances, with geographic focus on Indonesia. He is a trained shadow puppeteer and performs occasionally under the company banner Kanda Buwana.

Profession and title: 
Professor, Yale Institute of Sacred Music
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