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2013-2014 Annual Faculty and Staff Photo

2016-2017 Annual Faculty and Staff Photo

Front Row: Elise Schnaars, Marysol Quevedo, Meredith McGriff, Ruth Stone, Pravina Shukla, Diane Goldstein, Krystie Herndon, Sue Tuohy
Second Row: Verlon Stone, Michelle Melhouse, Lorraine Cashman, Tim Lloyd, Jennie Gubner, Fernando Orejuela, Daniel Reed, Dave McDonald
Back Row: Chris Roush, John McDowell, Jon Kay, Robby Dobler, Angus Martin, Ray Cashman, Alan Burdette

Photo by Eleanor Hasken


Faculty Member Contact Research Interests

Brandon Barker

Kate Parker Horigan

800 E 3rd St, Rm 217

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

Encounters Podcast Interview

Ray Cashman
Associate Professor; Director, Folklore Institute; Editor,
Journal of Folklore Research

Ray Cashman

800 E 3rd St, Rm 243

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

Robert Dobler

800 E 3rd St, Rm 215

Folk belief and vernacular religion; contemporary legendry; forms and processes of commemoration; theories of grief and mourning; folklore and the Internet

Encounters Podcast Interview

Rebecca Dirksen
Assistant Professor

Rebecca Dirksen

800 E 3rd St, Rm 257

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

Diane Goldstein

Professor Diane Goldstein

800 E 3rd St, Rm 216
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

Jason Baird Jackson

Mathers Museum 110; 800 E 3rd St, Rm 249

Material culture, cultural performance, ethnology, cultural history, museum work

WFHB Interchange Interview

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Alisha Lola Jones
Assistant Professor

Alisha Lola Jones

800 E 3rd St, Rm 241

Music and religion in the African diaspora; men's studies; gender and sexuality; identity; music industry; popular music; voice studies

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Jon Kay
Professor of Practice; Director, Traditional Arts Indiana

Jon Kay

800 E 3rd St, Rm 219; Mathers Museum of World Cultures

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; Chair of the Department; Director, Ethnomusicology Institute

David McDonald

800 E 3rd St, Rm 223

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

WFHB Interchange Interview

John H. McDowell
Professor; Editor, Journal of Folklore Research Reviews

Professor John McDowell

800 E 3rd St, Rm 239

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;
Director of Undergraduate Studies

Fernando Orejuela

800 E 3rd St, Rm 231

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

Daniel Reed

800 E 3rd St, Rm 245

Africa; music and religion; mask performance; ritual; identity; popular music; immigration; transnationalism; diaspora; music and health

WFHB Standing Room Only Recording

Gregory A. Schrempp

Gregory Schrempp

800 E 3rd St, Rm 247

Myth, cosmology and worldview; comparative mythology; history of ideas; Oceania; North America

Pravina Shukla
Professor; Director of Graduate Studies

Pravina Shukla

800 E 3rd St, Rm 255

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

WFIU Interview

WFHB Interchange Interview

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Sue Tuohy
Senior Lecturer

800 E 3rd St, Rm 229

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

Visiting Lecturer

Lecturer Contact Research Interests

Jennie Gubner

Jennie Gubner

800 E 3rd St, Rm 213

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

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Research Associates

Faculty Member Contact Research Interests
Cornelia Fales
Research Associate

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

800 E 3rd St, Rm 235

Liberian collections

American Folklore Society

Indiana University
800 E 3rd St
Bloomington Indiana 47405-3700
Phone: 812-856-2379

Faculty & Staff Contact Areas of specialization
Tim Lloyd
Executive Director
800 E 3rd St, Rm 225

Foodways; occupational folklore; history of the field

WFHB Interchange Interview

Lorraine Walsh Cashman
Associate Director
800 E 3rd St, Rm 227

Meredith McGriff
Membership Director
800 E 3rd St, Rm 221
Occupational folklore; material culture; pottery traditions in the U.S.; folklore and embodied experience

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 Black religious music and aesthetics; music in the African Diaspora
Brenda Nelson-Strauss
Head of Collections/Technical Services Performing arts archives and recorded sound collections
William Vanden Dries
Administrator/Project Manager 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

American vernacular music and dance; performance studies; German American singing societies; media and technology
Ilze Akerbergs
Coordinator for
Recording Services
Joshua Brewer
Office Services Assistant

Allison McClanahan


Folklore Librarian

Faculty Member Contact Research Interests

Moira Marsh
Folklore Librarian

Wells Library Rm. E760

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

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

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