Desmond Hosford Director

Desmond Hosford

Director

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Desmond formally met the Dharma in 2010 through the great compassion and generosity of Venerable Bhikshuni Thubten Chodron, Abbess and founder of Sravasti Abbey. Desmond has a strong background in animal rights and vegan activism, including an extended internship with Farm Sanctuary, earned a BM in harpsichord performance from Manhattan School of Music, holds a PhD in French (specializing in 17th- and 18th-century tragedy and gender and sexuality) and a PhD in musicology (specializing in French opera of the 17th and 18th centuries) from the Graduate Center of the City University of New York, and has published widely. Desmond is an Adjunct Assistant Professor in French at Hunter College and a Senior Supervisory Editor at the Répertoire International de Littérature Musicale (RILM), CUNY. Desmond’s life revolves around the Dharma and his dog Ollie.