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People: Adjunct and Affiliated Faculty

Ruth StoneRuth M. Stone

  • Laura Boulton Professor, Department of Folklore and Ethnomusicology
  • Affiliated Professor, Department of Near Eastern Languages and Cultures,
  • Vice Provost for Research
  • Curriculum Vitae


  • PhD, Indiana University, 1979

Research Interests

  • Music as culture and performance
  • Theory of ethnomusicology, Africa, the Middle East

Contact Information

Office: 510 N. Fess, Room 100A
Phone: (812) 855-0398

Courses Recently Taught

  • Pilgrimage and Music in the Middle East
  • Fieldnotes in African Research

Publication Highlights

  • Music of the Kpelle of Liberia. New York: Folkways Record Corporation, FE4385. Field recordings by Ruth M. and Verlon L. Stone, notes by Ruth M. Stone, 1972.
  • Let the Inside Be Sweet: The Interpretation of Music Event among the Kpelle of Liberia. Bloomington: Indiana University Press, 1982.
  • Garland Handbook of African Music. New York: Garland, 1999.
  • Garland Encyclopedia of World Music: The World's Music: General Perspectives and Reference Tools. Vol.10. New York: Routledge, 2002.
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