Emeriti Faculty | Richard Bauman
Professor Emeritus, Department of Communication and Culture
- Ph.D., University of Pennslyvania, 1968
The principal foci of his research and publications include performance, language ideology, narrative, oral poetics, and genre. He has done fieldwork in Scotland, Nova Scotia, Texas, and Mexico, historical research on early Quakers and medieval Iceland, and is currently engaged in a research project on representations of performance and public culture on early commercial sound recordings, from the mid-1890s to 1920. Prof. Bauman has served as President of the Society for Linguistic Anthropology and the Semiotic Society of America, and as Editor of the Journal of American Folklore. He has also been a Guggenheim Fellow, a Fellow of the Center for Advanced Study in the Behavioral Sciences, and twice holder of National Endowment for the Humanities Fellowships. Prof. Bauman was appointed Distinguished Professor in 1991 and won the Distinguished Teaching and Mentoring Award of the University Graduate School in 2001. In addition to his appointment in Communication and Culture, Prof. Bauman holds appointments in Folklore and Ethnomusicology, and Anthropology, and is affiliated with the programs in American Studies, Latin American and Caribbean Studies, and Cultural Studies.
- "Anthropological Aspects." International Encyclopedia of Linguistics. 4th ed. Ed. W. Frawley. Oxford University Press, 2003. 229-230.
- "Introduction: Paredes, Américo." Folklore and Culture on the Texas-Mexican Border. Ed. R. Bauman. Austin : University of Texas Press for the Center for Mexican-American Studies, 1993.
- "Language Philosophy as Language Ideology: John Locke and Johann Gottfried Herder." With Charles L. Briggs. Regimes of Language: Ideologies, Polities, Identities. Ed. P. V. Kroskrity. Santa Fe: School of American Research Press, 2000. 139-204.
- "Las palabras de los otros y la construcción de la modernidad." Patrimonio Cultural y Comunicación. Ed. José Hernández. Buenos Aires: Museo de Motivos Argentinos, 2000. 17-29.
- Reflections on the Folklife Festival: An Ethnography of Participant Experience. With Patrician Sawin and Inta Gale Carpenter. Bloomington: Folklore Institute, 1992.
- "Verbal Art as Performance." Performance: Critical Concepts in Literary and Cultural Studies. Ed. P. Auslander. New York : Routledge, 2003. Reprint of article originally published 1975.
- Voices of Modernity: Language Ideologies and the Production of Social Inequality. With Charles L. Briggs. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2003.
Selected Honors and Awards
- Trustees Teaching Award from Indiana University in 2002
- Distinguished Teaching and Mentoring Award in 2001.