Portia K. Maultsby
Laura Boulton Professor Emerita of Ethnomusicology
Professor Emerita of Folklore and Ethnomusicology
Office: 506 N. Fess 104
Phone: (812) 855-2708
E-mail: maultsby indiana.edu
- Ph.D. University of Wisconsin
- Popular music, the music industry, African American music; Musical aesthetics and transnationalism
Courses Recently Taught
- Popular Music of Black America
- Issues in African American Music
- Applied Ethnomusicology and Folklore: Media Productions
Awards and Distinctions
- 2013: Indiana University President's Medal, presented by Michael A. McRobbie
- 2012: Presented the Charles Seeger Lecture, the distinguished lecture and centerpiece of the annual meeting for the Society for Ethnomusicology
- 2011: Office of Women's Affairs Distinguished Scholar Award
- 2011: National Association for the Study and Performance of African American Music National Award
- 2009: College of Arts & Sciences Distinguished Faculty Award
- 2003: Teaching Excellence Faculty Award—Indiana University, Department of Folklore and Ethnomusicology
- Co-editor [with Mellonee Burnim]. African American Music: An Introduction. 2nd ed. (New York: Routledge Press, 2015).
- Co-editor [with Mellonee Burnim]. African American Music: An Introduction. (New York: Routledge Press, 2006).
- Sub-editor [with contributions by Mellonee Burnim], African-American section (12 articles). Garland Encyclopedia of World Music, United States and Canada, 3. General Editor. Ellen Koskoff (New York: Garland Publishing, 2001), 571-715.
- “African American Music Time-Line, p. xvi”; “The Translated African Cultural and Musical Past,” p. 3-22; “Rhythm and Blues/R&B, p. 239-276; “Soul,” p. 277-298; “Funk,” p. 301-319 in African American Music: An Introduction. 2nd ed. Edited by Mellonee V. Burnim and Portia K. Maultsby. New York: Routledge Press, 2015.
- "Dayton Street Funk: The Layering of Multiple Identities" in Ashgate Research Companion to Popular Musicology. Ed. Derek Scott (United Kingdom: Ashgate Press, 2009).
- "Africanisms in African American Music" in Africanisms in American Culture, 2nd Ed. Ed. Joseph Holloway (Bloomington: Indiana Unviersity Press, 2005), 326-355.
- [with Isaac Kalumbu] “Popular Music Studies: African-American Studies” in Continuum Encyclopedia of Popular Music of the World. Vol 1. Media, Industry and Society. Eds. John Shepherd, David Horn, Dave Laing, Paul Oliver, and Peter Wicke (New York: Continuum, 2003), 47-54.
- “Has Gospel Music Become Pop Music, or What Shall We Call Take 6?” in Views on Black American Music: Such Sweet Thunder (Proceedings from conferences on Black music held at the University of Massachusetts 1989-1999). Ed. Mark Baszak (The Fine Arts Center: University of Massachusetts Amerst, 2003), 26-31.
- History of African American Music Interactive website developed in conjunction with the festival Honor! Festival Celebrating American Cultural Legacy, curated by Jessye Norman and presented by Carnegie Hall (covers 48 African American musical genres and styles), 2009.