Welcome to the Department of Folklore and Ethnomusicology Achievements page. This page celebrates the recent achievements (jobs, awards, publications, etc.) of our students, alumni, faculty and staff. The achievements listed below were submitted during the 2011-2012 academic year.
- Dual Folklore and Journalism MA Student Jennifer Pocock hired as an Assistant Researcher for National Geographic Traveler Magazine.
- Folklore PhD Candidate Carrie Hertz hired as a Curator of Folk Arts at the Castellani Art Museum of Niagara University.
- Folklore PhD Candidate Suzanne Godby Ingalsbe hired as a Program Assistant in the Department of Anthropology, Smithsonian Institution.
- Ethnomusicology PhD Candidate Kimberly Marshall hired as an Assistant Professor of Anthropology in the Department of Anthropology, University of Oklahoma.
- Folklore PhD Candidate Ozan Say hired as a Visiting Lecturer in the Anthropology Department of Bridgewater State University.
- Pocock, Jennifer. "Pele's Story." Izilwane. 2012. Read the article here.
- Anderson, Elise. "The Construction of Āmānnisā Khan as a Uyghur Musical Culture Hero." Asian Music 43 (1): 64–90. 2012.
- Gibson, Nathan. The Starday Story: The House That Country Music Built. University Press of Mississippi. 2011.
- Scharfenberger, Angela. "Women's Participation in Music in West Africa: A Reflection on Fieldwork, Self, and Understanding." Journal of African Music. South Africa: International Library of African Music, Rhodes University. 11/2011.
- Scharfenberger, Angela. Book Chapter: "Young and Wise in Accra, Ghana: A Musical Response to AIDS." In Gregory Barz and Judah Cohen, eds. The Culture of AIDS in AFrica: Hope and Healing through Music and the Arts. London: Oxford University Press. 2011.
- Hsu, Hsin-Wen. "Institutionalization of Hakka Music in Postwar Taiwan: An Analysis of Its Representation in Chuangyuan (Miauyo) Monthly 1962-1981." Journal of Chinese Ritual, Theatre and Folklore. 171:121-179 (full text in Chinese, with English-language abstract).
- Clare, Callie. Potions and Notions: The Legacy of Rabbit Hash, Kentucky. 2011.
- Originally her MA thesis, Callie re-edited it into something that would be enjoyed by her fellow Rabbit Hashians to read. She also added many photos of both past and present Rabbit Hash buildings and people. It can be purchased online at the Rabbit Hash Historical Society's website and all proceeds go to the Rabbit Hash Historical Society to aid in their preservation efforts. Read more here.
- Dibaba, Assefa. The Hug (September 2011) and Beyond Adversities (May 2010).
- Doctoral Candidates Francisco Tandioy and J. Eduardo Wolf, together with faculty member John H. McDowell, published the language instruction textbook Inga Rimangapa ¡Samuichi! Speaking the Quechua of Colombia. through the IU Center for Latin American and Caribbean Studies. The text will be used to teach students at IU during the 2011-2012 school year.
- Undergraduate major Jason Rubino has produced two YouTube videos on the Satayar. Find them here and here.
Fellowships, Scholarships, Grants
- Ethnomusicology PhD Student Nathan Gibson received a Finnish Language and Culture Grant for the 2012-2013 academic year from the Centre for International Mobility.
- Ethnomusicology PhD Student Elise Anderson recently won two conference travel grants: one from the Department of Central Eurasian Studies ($250) and another from the College of Arts and Sciences. Both grants are for her participation in the Association for Asian Studies meeting in Toronto, Canada, in March 2012.
- Undergraduate major Jason Rubino was awarded the Harry M. and Alma Egan Hyatt Scholarship (Spring 2011), FLAS Fellowship Award from Islamic Studies (Summer 2011), FLAS Fellowship Award from Center for Study of the Middle East (Academic Year 2011-2012), and is a Founders Scholar.
- Ethnomusicology PhD Candidate Hsin-Wen Hsu received an Academia Sinica Fellowship for Doctoral Candidates in the Humanities and Social Sciences, for 2011-2012. This grant provides funding for his fieldwork on the institutionalization of Hakka music in Taiwan and supports writing about his ethnograhpic findings. In 2010-2011, Hsin-Wen conducted ethnographic research in Finland with a fellowship provided by the Center for International Mobility (CIMO) of Finland. His research in Finland and Taiwan is directed toward his dissertation on "Paths to Cultural Institutionalization Compared: Organizational Processes in the Social Groupings of Pelimanni Music in Finland and Hakka Music in Taiwan."
- Ethnomusicology PhD Student Elise Anderson won a Pre-Dissertation Research Grant from the Office of the Vice Provost of International Affairs at IU. She used the grant to do two months of fieldwork in Urumchi, Xinjiang, China over Summer 2011.
- Undergraduate dual major in Linguistics and Folklore Kip Hutchins received 2011 Beinecke Scholarship, with plans to apply scholarship to his graduate school of choice to further his Mongolian Studies. Read more here.
Awards and Distinctions
- Ethnomusicology PhD Student Nathan Gibson's book The Starday Story: The House That Country Music Built won the Belmont Book Award for the Best Book on Country Music in 2011. Read more here.
- Ethnomusicology PhD Candidate Tyron Cooper, along with Jacob School of Music voice professor Marietta Simpson, have been nominated for two Regional Emmy Awards. The nominations are for his significant roles in Music Threads: Expressions of a People and Open Door: China in Indiana, two television programs produces by PBS affiliate, WFYI, in Indianapolis. Tyron and Marietta were nominated for Musical Threads in the category of Art/Entertainment as Talent/Composer. Tyron composed the theme music for Open Door, which earned him a second nod in the category of Musical Composition/Arrangements as Composer/Arranger.
- Folklore PhD Student Katie Dimmery received the 2011-12 Esther Kinsely Master's Thesis Award from the Indiana University Graduate School. Read more about the award here.
- Folklore PhD Student Matthew Hale was awarded the 2011 Warren E. Roberts Prize by the Folk Arts Section of the American Folklore Society for the best undergraduate or graduate student paper on any aspect of folk art or material culture for his essay "Shaping Theory, Bending Method, Tapping [New] Media: Ethnographic Craftsmanship and Responsive Design."
- Folklore PhD Candidate Fredericka Schmadel was awarded the 2011 Elli Köngäs-Maranda student prize by the Women's Section of the American Folklore Society for the best student paper or production on women's traditional, vernacular, and local culture and/or work on feminist theory and folklore for "Magalena Hagelena: The Worldview of a Camp Song.”
- Folklore PhD Candidate Steve Stanzak was awarded the 2011 William Wells Newell Prize by the Children’s Folklore Section of the American Folklore Society for the best student essay on children’s folklore for his paper "Manipulating Play Frames: The Yo Momma Joke Cycle on YouTube."
- Folklore PhD Candidate Jeana Jorgensen was awarded the Paul Fortier Prize for her paper "Computational Analysis of Gender and the Body in European Fairy Tales" (co-authored with Scott Weingart) at the Digital Humanities Conference 2011 in Stanford, CA.
- Kevin Hood (BA 2011) began an alternative certification program with Fort Worth Teaching Fellows that will lead him to a placement as a bilingual elementary school teacher in Fort Worth, Texas in fall 2012. He also made the Dallas Cowboys Rhythem and Blue Drumline, a marching drumline group that plays at Dallas Cowboys games.
- Jason Rubino (BA 2011) received a paid internship doing curating, installation, and art inspection at the 21C Museum in Louisville, Kentucky.
- Judith Neulander (PhD 2001) is the Co-Director of the Judaic Studies Program, Department of Religious Studies, Case Western Reserve University.
- Kathleen Lavengood (PhD 2008) left teaching to start a career as a Foreign Service Officer in Public Diplomacy in the United States Foreign Service.
- Carlos A. Fernandez (PhD 2002) is the Director of the Rutgers Center for Latino Arts and Cultures.
- Dina Bennett (PhD 2010) was hired as the Director of Education at the BB King Museum and Delta Interpretative Center in Indianola, Mississippi.
- Jessica Anderson Turner (PhD 2010) will be teaching in Cultural Heritage and Public Sector Arts at Virginia Intermont College in Bristol, VA, where she will help develop this new program.
- Terri Jordan (MA 2005) hired as Curator of the Julian P. Kanter Political Commercial Archive at the University of Oklahoma.
- Curtis Ashton (PhD 2010) hired as Museum Studies Coordinator at Utah State University.
- Cullen Strawn (PhD 2011) hired as Curator at the Musical Instrument Museum in Phoenix, Arizona.
- David Gay (PhD 1995) was invited to write the notes for the new facing-page translation of the Kalevipoeg that was released at the 2011 Traditional and Literary Epics of the World: Textuality, Authorship, Identity International Symposium. His paper proposal, "The Idea of an Epic: Some Problems of Genre Definition," was chosen as the plenary lecture of the conference.
- Bullard, Thomas (PhD 1982). The Myth and Mystery of UFOs. University Press of Kansas, 2010. Find it here. Read a review here.
- Mould, Tom (PhD 2001). Still, the Small Voice: Narrative, Personal Revelation, and the Mormon Folk Tradition. Utah State University Press, 2011. Find it here.
- Christensen, Danille (PhD 2009). "'Look at us now!': Scrapbooking, Regimes of Value, and the Risks of (Auto)Ethnography." Journal of American Folklore 124/493 (summer 2011): 175-210.
- Boyd, Douglas A (PhD 2003). Crawfish Bottom: Recovering a Lost Kentucky Community. Lexington: University Press of Kentucky, 2011. Find it here.
- Gabbert, Lisa (PhD 2003). Winter Carnival in a Western Town: Identity, Change, and the Good of the Community. Utah State University Press, 2011. Find it here.
- John Cash (Phd 2004) is a contributor to a new volume of comparative studies, titled "Comparative Hungarian Cultural Studies," edited by Steven Tötösy de Zepetnek and Louise O. Vasvári. It is available through Purdue University Press. His article is called “Commemoration and Contestation of the 1956 Revolution in Hungary.” Find it here.
- Jan Rosenberg (BA 1978) is gathering oral histories on eight old Monroe County schools from the students who studied at them. Read more about Jan's project here.
Fellowships, Scholarships, Grants
- Jennifer Jameson (BA 2009), along with colleague Sarah Carter, have been awarded the Joyce H. Cauthen Fellowship from the Alabama Folklife Association to complete research and fieldwork documentation on wart healing and other traditional medicinal practices in Northwest Alabama during the summer season of 2012.
- Danille Christensen (PhD 2009) received a Gerald E. and Corinne L. Parsons Fund Award from the American Folklife Center that will support archival research on home canning and food preservation at the Library of Congress, and a Charles Redd Fellowship in Western American History from Brigham Young University that will underwrite a month's research in Utah, where she'll use materials in regional archives to trace how the now-common notion of (urban) homesteading intersects with rhetorics of self-sufficiency and pioneering in the West.
- Clara Henderson (PhD 2009), recipient of the 2010 Esther Kinsley PhD Dissertation Award, was nominated by the University Graduate School for the 2011 CGS/UMI Distinguished Dissertation Award.
- Heather Maxwell (PhD 2002) awarded a Post-Doctoral Fulbright Fellowship to return to Mali, West Africa.
Awards and Distinctions
- Nan McEntire (PhD 1990) received the President's Medal in recognition of teaching, research, and service from Indiana State University. Dr. McEntire is Associate Professor of English and Women's Studies at ISU, teaching folklore and folk literature classes. Read more here.
- Foster, Michael Dylan. "Early Modern Past to Post-Modern Future: Chaning Discourses of Japanese Monsters" published in Ashgate Research Companion to Monsters and the Monstrous. Ed. Asa Mittman and Peter Dendle, pp. 133-150. Surrey: Ashgate Publishing, 2012.
- El-Shamy, Hasan. "Qâla al-Samaw'al ibn ¿Âdiyâ al-yahûhiyy (The Jew, Al-Samaw'al Son-of- ¿Âdiyâ Said: ...): Conscientiousness and Fidelity as Heroic Qualities in Arab Traditions (The Jewish Example)." Folk Culture. 12/2011.
- Beverly Stoeltje and Professor Emeritus Richard Bauman have each published articles in the new issue of the Journal of American Folklore, in a special issue edited by, and with an introduction by, John McDowell. The issue focuses on the work of Américo Paredes.
- Bauman, Richard. "Foundations of Performance." Journal of Sociolinguistics. 15(5):707-720. 12/2011
- Schrempp, Greg. "Copernican Kinship: An Origin Myth for the Category." HAU: Journal of Ethnographic Theory. 1(1):103-139. 12/2011. Find it online here.
- Gregory Barz and Judah M. Cohen, eds. The Culture of AIDS in Africa: Hope and Healing Through Music and the Arts. New York: Oxford University Press, 2011. Find it here.
- Jackson, Jason. "Getting Yourself Out of the Business in Five Easy Steps." Eds. Cohen, Dan and Tom Scheinfeldt. Hacking the Academy. Digital edition: 2011. Print edition: University of Michigan Press, 2012. Find the digital version here. Read a review here.
Fellowships, Scholarships, Grants
- Sue Tuohy received a grant through the Center for Innovative Teaching and Learning for the Enhancing Student Learning with eTexts via Digital Content Initiative.
- Sue Tuohy received an East Asian Studies Conference Travel Grant to the 2012 Association of Asian Studies Conference in Toronto, Canada.
- Jason Jackson received a 2011-12 Collaborative Research and Creative Activity Funding (CRCAF) award granted by the Office of the Vice Provost for Research to foster collaborations and jump-start projects that involve IU Bloomington faculty and IU centers, institutes and museums. Jason's project is The Southeastern Native American Collections Project. Read the article here.
- Daniel Reed received a 2011-12 Collaborative Research and Creative Activity Funding (CRCAF) award granted by the Office of the Vice Provost for Research to foster collaborations and jump-start projects that involve IU Bloomington faculty and IU centers, institutes and museums. Daniel's project is Providing Online Access to Annotated Multimedia Materials on Ivorian Immigrant Performance. Read the article here.
- Michael Dylan Foster was awarded a Fulbright Grant for the 2011-2012 academic year, who will live in Japan for eight months while he pursues research for a book project, "Visiting Strangers: Gods, Ethnographers, and Tourists in Japan." The project explores the intersection of festival, ethnography and tourism, with a particular focus on local rituals in which masked demon-deity figures visit community households. Read the article here.
- Lynn Hookerwas awarded a Fulbright Grant for the 2011-2012 academic year, who will research the role of Romani (Gypsy) musicians in Hungarian society, especially during the socialist period. She will conduct oral history interviews with musicians, do archival research on the nationalization of the music industry and observe present-day music events. Read the article here.
Awards and Distinctions
- Professor Emeritus John Johnson was named a Patron of the Anglo-Somali Society in England.
- Professor Emeritus Henry Glassie won the 2010 Nigerian Studies Association Prize for best book for his Prince Twins Seven-Seen: His Art, His Life in Nigeria, His Exile in America (Indiana University Press, 2010).
- Professor Emerita Mary Ellen Brown received a 2011 Retired Faculty Grant-in-Aid of Research for her project "The Correspondence of Francis James Child and William Macmath."
- Judah Cohen's book Sounding Jewish Tradition: The Music of Central Synagogue has just received a Greater Hudson Heritage Network 2011 Award for Excellence. Read more here.
- Jason Jackson received the 2011 Faculty Mentor Award for "outstanding commitment and mentorship to graduate students at IU Bloomington." Read more here.
- Portia Maultsby received the 2011 Distinguished Scholar Award from the Office of Women's Affairs.
- Michael Evans selected to participate in the Academic Leadership Program for the 2011-12 school year. Read more here.
- Professor Emeritus Henry Glassie was selected by the American Council of Learned Societies to give its 2011 Charles Homer Haskins Prize Lecture in May 2011. Glassie is the first folklorist selected to give this letter since it began in 1983. Download a text copy of the lecture or watch a recording of it here.
Awards and Distinctions
- Michelle Bright, Account Associate, was accepted into the Masters of Information Science program. She has also taken several training classes this year: Hire Right I-9 Training; Revenue Processing Training; Python: The Basics; SQL: Data Retrieval and Optimizing Communication: Efficiency and E-mail Etiquette; Revenue Processing Training; Formatting & Analyzing IUIE Data; Web Accessibility; and attended the Empowering Women in the Workplace Conference. She is also a Kuali Test User. She was recognized in May as an Outstanding Leader by the Monroe County Girl Scouts.
- Krystie Herndon, Undergraduate Academic Advisor, was nominated for and recieved a 2011 Staff Merit Award, Professional Staff level. The awards are given annually to Indiana University staff who have provided exceptional service on behalf of the University. The award was presented to Krystie and the five other campus-wide recipients at a ceremony in the Frangipani Room at the Indiana Memorial Union in December. Find the program here.
- Sheri Sherrill, Department Fiscal Officer and Office Manager, was nominated for a 2011 Staff Merit Award, Professional Staff level.
- Michelle Melhouse, Graduate Recorder, attended the Empowering Women in the Workplace Conference in November 2011.
- Chris Roush, Special Projects and Public Relations Coordinator, participated in the 8-month program Excellence in Training Certification for Support Staff during the 2011-2012 year.