Siv B. Lie is Assistant Professor of Ethnomusicology at the University of Maryland, College Park. She is a co-founder and the Principal Coordinator of the Initiative for Romani Music at New York University, an organisation that brings together scholars, artists and community members to raise awareness about Romani music and culture.

Siv’s research in ethnomusicology and linguistic anthropology examines the cultural politics of expressive practices and minority rights. She focuses on how Roma use music and language to serve their own social, political and economic interests. Siv earned her Ph.D. in ethnomusicology from the Department of Music at New York University with a dissertation entitled The Cultural Politics of Jazz Manouche and Romani Representation in France.

She is also a violinist, violist and vocalist in a variety of genres.