Christian Poske is an ethnomusicologist who studies the devotional and folk music and dance traditions of eastern India and Bangladesh. He completed his BA and MA in Instrumental Music (Sitar) at Rabindra Bharati University in Kolkata with a scholarship awarded by the Indian Council for Cultural Relations. Subsequently, he completed his Ph.D. in Music at SOAS University of London and the British Library Sound Archive with a Collaborative Doctoral Scholarship awarded by the Arts and Humanities Research Council in the UK. Concurrently, he worked as an Audio Project Cataloguer and Bengali Cataloguer at the British Library. In 2021, the ICCR awarded him a Research Fellowship for a three-month project concerning the ḍhāk drumming tradition of Durga Puja in West Bengal.