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2013-2014 Annual Faculty and Staff Photo

2015-2016 Annual Faculty and Staff Photo

Front Row: Alisha Jones, Ruth Stone, Fernando Orejuela, Diane Goldstein, Sue Tuohy, Lorraine Walsh Cashman, Michelle Melhouse, Pravina Shukla David McDonald, Jon Kay
Back Row: Stephen Stuempfle, Jennifer Studebaker, Daniel Reed, Angus Martin, Brandon Barker, Ray Cashman, Michael Foster, Robby Dobler, John McDowell, Chris Roush

Photo by Jesse Fivecoate

Faculty

Faculty Member Contact Research Interests Video Profile
Brandon Barker
Lecturer
800 E 3rd St, Rm 217
812-856-7817
barkerbratindiana.edu
Folklore and embodiment; folk illusions; material culture and embodiment; American vernacular and country music; children's folklore; folklore and contemporary theories of mind; American foodways; folklore and early American life; sociolinguistics of the American South  
Mellonee Burnim
Professor;
Director of Undergraduate Studies; Director, Archives of African American Music & Culture

800 E 3rd St, Rm 249
812-855-4258
burnimatindiana.edu

Black religious music and aesthetics; music in the African Diaspora  

Ray Cashman
Associate Professor; Editor, Journal of Folklore Research

800 E 3rd St, Rm 243
812-856-2774
rcashmanatindiana.edu

Ireland, UK, North America; oral traditions and verbal art; the ethnography of communication; performance studies; historical consciousness; commemoration; collective memory; nostalgia; politics of culture, identity, and tradition; sense of place and place-making; vernacular custom and material culture; theory, methodology, and ethics of fieldwork and ethnography  
Rebecca Dirksen
Assistant Professor

800 E 3rd St, Rm 257
812-855-4124
rdirksenatindiana.edu

Haiti and its diaspora; African Diaspora in the Caribbean and Latin America; cultural approaches to grassroots development; creative responses to crisis, disaster, poverty, and violence; dialogues of sustainability and diverse environmentalisms; intangible cultural heritage and cultural policy; applied/engaged/activist ethnomusicology

 
Michael Dylan Foster
Associate Professor

812-855-0395
fostermatindiana.edu

Japanese folklore, literature, and film; monster and supernatural studies; legend; folklore and popular culture; ritual and festival; tourism; Asian folklore

WFHB Interchange Interview

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Diane Goldstein
Professor

800 E 3rd St, Rm 216
812-855-1168
diagoldsatindiana.edu
Belief studies, folk medicine, folk religion, supernatural traditions, applied folklore, the ethnography of speaking, and narrative  
Jason Baird Jackson
Professor; Director, Mathers Museum of World Cultures

Mathers Museum 110
812-856-1868
jbjatindiana.edu

Material culture, cultural performance, ethnology, cultural history, museum work View Video
Alisha Lola Jones
Assistant Professor
800 E 3rd St, Rm 241
812-855-0387
jonesallatindiana.edu
Music and religion in the African diaspora; men's studies; gender and sexuality; identity; music industry; popular music; voice studies View Video
Jon Kay
Professor of Practice;
Director, Traditional Arts Indiana
800 E 3rd St, Rm 219; Mathers Museum of World Cultures
812-855-0418
jkayatindiana.edu

Public folklore; Indiana folklife; folk arts and aging; material culture; museums; occupational folklife; digital humanities

WFHB Interchange Interview

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David McDonald
Associate Professor

800 E 3rd St, Rm 223
812-855-0396
davmcdonatindiana.edu

Israel/Palestine; performance ethnography; social theory; ethnomusicological study of violence and socio-cultural trauma

WFHB Interchange Interview

 

John H. McDowell
Professor;
Chair of the Department;
Director, Folklore Institute

800 E 3rd St, Rm 239
812-855-0390
mcdowellatindiana.edu

Speech play and verbal art; the corrido of Greater Mexico; music, myth, and cosmology in the Andes; commemoration; folklorization; ethnopoetics; Latin America; the United States  
Fernando Orejuela
Senior Lecturer

800 E 3rd St, Rm 231
812-855-0399
forejuelatindiana.edu

Hip hop music and culture; popular music; subculture studies; body art; youth cultures; children’s folklore; sports; game and play in culture; popular culture; pedagogy; United States

 

Daniel B. Reed
Associate Professor

800 E 3rd St, Rm 245
812-855-2535
reeddatindiana.edu

Africa; music and religion; mask performance; ritual; identity; popular music; immigration; transnationalism; diaspora; music and health  
Gregory A. Schrempp
Professor

800 E 3rd St, Rm 247
812-855-8903
gschrempatindiana.edu

Myth, cosmology and worldview; comparative mythology; history of ideas; Oceania; North America  
Pravina Shukla
Associate Professor; Director of Graduate Studies

800 E 3rd St, Rm 255
812-856-1715
pravinaatindiana.edu

Folk art and material culture; body art; dress and costume; museum studies; food art and culture; India; Brazil; United States

WFHB Interchange Interview

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Ruth M. Stone
Professor

800 E 3rd St, Rm 233
812-855-0398
stoneatindiana.edu

Music as culture and performance; theory of ethnomusicology; Africa; the Middle East  
Sue Tuohy
Senior Lecturer

800 E 3rd St, Rm 229
812-856-0203
tuohysatindiana.edu

Ethnomusicology; film and music; intellectual history; music and socio-political transformation; music and culture in contemporary China; East Asia  

Visiting Lecturers

Lecturer Contact Research Interests
Robert Dobler 800 E 3rd St, Rm 215
812-856-2540
rdobleratindiana.edu
Folk belief and vernacular religion; contemporary legendry; forms and processes of commemoration; theories of grief and mourning; folklore and the Internet
Jennie Gubner 800 E 3rd St, Rm 213
812-855-0141
jgubneratindiana.edu
Popular Musics of Latin America and The Mediterranean; Music as a Vehicle for Social Change; Ethnomusicological Filmmaking; Digital Scholarship with and emphasis on Visual, Multimodal, and Sensory Ethnographic Methods; Tango Music in Local, Global and Transnational Contexts; Music and Aging; Participatory Music Cultures; American Bluegrass and Old-Time Traditions

Research Associates

Faculty Member Contact Research Interests
Cornelia Fales
Research Associate

Ashton-Weatherly Rm. 304
cfalesatindiana.edu

Music cognition; timbre perception; historical concepts of timbre; music of Sub-Saharan Africa
Verlon Stone
Research Associate

800 E 3rd St, Rm 235
812-856-0782
stonevlatindiana.edu

Liberian collections

American Folklore Society

Indiana University
Eigenmann Hall, Rooms 602-610
1900 E. Tenth Street
Bloomington Indiana 47406-7512
Phone: 812-856-2379

Faculty & Staff Contact Areas of specialization
Tim Lloyd
Executive Director
Eigenmann Hall E604
812-856-2346
timlloydatindiana.edu

Foodways; occupational folklore; history of the field
Lorraine Walsh Cashman
Associate Director
Eigenmann Hall E608
812-856-2422
lcashmanatindiana.edu

 
Meredith McGriff
Membership Director
Eigenmann Hall E606
812-856-2379
mcgriffmatindiana.edu
 

Archives of African American Music

and Culture

Indiana University
Smith Research Center, Suites 180-181
2805 E. Tenth Street
Bloomington Indiana 47408-2601
Phone: (812) 855-8547
Fax: (812) 856-0333

Faculty & Staff Contact Areas of specialization
Mellonee Burnim
Director, Archives of African American Music and Culture
burnimatindiana.edu Black religious music and aesthetics; music in the African Diaspora
Brenda Nelson-Strauss
Head of Collections/Technical Services
bnelsonsatindiana.edu Performing arts archives and recorded sound collections
William Vanden Dries
Administrator/Project Manager
wvandendatindiana.edu Audiovisual collections; digital archiving and preservation; information organization

Archives of Traditional Music

Indiana University
Morrison Hall 117 & 120
Bloomington, Indiana, USA 47405-3700
Telephone: (812) 855-4679
Fax: (812) 856-0193

Faculty & Staff Contact Research Interests

Alan R. Burdette
Director, Archives of Traditional Music

Morrison Hall Rm. 117
812-855-8634
aburdettatindiana.edu

American vernacular music and dance; performance studies; German American singing societies; media and technology
Ilze Akerbergs
Coordinator for
Recording Services
812-855-0435
atmrecatindiana.edu

Office Services Assistant
812-855-4679
Marilyn Graf
Archivist
812-855-8633
atmusicatindiana.edu

Librarian
812-855-8631

Folklore Librarian

Faculty Member Contact Research Interests

Moira Marsh
Folklore Librarian

Wells Library Rm. E760
812-855-1550
molsmithatindiana.edu

Librarian for Anthropology, Folklore, Sociology, and Social Work;  Witchcraft; humor

Society for Ethnomusicology

Indiana University
800 E 3rd St
Bloomington Indiana 47405-3700
Phone: (812) 855-6672
Fax: (812) 855-6673

Faculty & Staff Contact  
Stephen Stuempfle
Executive Director

800 E 3rd St, Rm 211
812-855-8779
semexecatindiana.edu

Traditional arts and built environments in the Caribbean and the U.S.; colonialism and nationalism; history of folkloristics and ethnomusicology
Marysol Quevedo
Program Specialist

800 E 3rd St, Rm 209
812-855-6672
sematindiana.edu

Latin American & Caribbean Music, Music and Politics, Avant-garde Music, Experimental Music, Latino Popular Music, Latino Art Music, Cold War Music, Music and Cultural Diplomacy, Cuban Art Music, Music of Puerto Rico