Andre Fludd is an ethnomusicologist who specializes in Indian classical music and diaspora studies. He earned his doctorate from the Graduate Center (CUNY), where he wrote his doctoral dissertation, “Indian Classical Music in the New York Metropolitan Area: The Development of a Transnational Ecosystem.” The project examined how Indian classical music became a staple of New York and New Jersey’s world music scenes and Indian American communities. It also addressed community developmental concerns such as education, career trajectories, and identity formation while highlighting how the music genre intersected with socio-cultural movements, including countercultures of the 1960s and the recent #MeToo movement. Fludd is also a versatile guitarist and student of Indian classical music, which was explored in his master’s thesis “The Electric Strings of South India: A Case Study of Electric Guitar in South Indian Classical Music.” He has taught classes on World music and music appreciation and focuses on using music as a conduit to greater cross-cultural understanding. He has contributed to periodicals including the Routledge Handbook of Indian Transnationalism (2019) and Analytical Approaches to World Music (forthcoming).