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2013-2014 Annual Faculty and Staff Photo

2013-2014 Annual Faculty and Staff Photo

Front Row: Javier Leon, Daniel Reed, Pravina Shukla, Mellonee Burnim, Krystie Herndon, Diane Goldstein, Ruth Stone, Michelle Melhouse, Steve Stuemplfe
Back Row: Jason Jackson, Verlon Stone, Alan Burdette, Brandon Barker, Rebecca Dirksen, Mingjie Li, David McDonald, Kate Parker Horigan, Chris Roush, Sheri Sherrill, Jennifer Studebaker, Michelle Bright, Fernando Orejuela, John McDowell, Michael Foster
Photo by Lyn Jones

Core Faculty

Faculty Member Contact Research Interests Video Profile
Mellonee Burnim
Professor;
Director of Undergraduate Studies, Spring 2016;
Director, Archives of African American Music & Culture

504 N. Fess Rm. 204
812-855-4258
burnimatindiana.edu

Black religious music and aesthetics; music in the African Diaspora  
Ray Cashman
Associate Professor
508 N. Fess Rm. 104
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

510 N. Fess Rm. 200
812-855-4124
rdirksenatindiana.edu

Haiti; African Diaspora in the Caribbean and Latin America; cultural approaches to grassroots development; creative responses to crisis, disaster, poverty, and violence; intangible cultural heritage protection; applied ethnomusicology  
Michael Dylan Foster
Associate Professor

506 N. Fess Rm. 202
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

508 N. Fess Rm. 301 via Rm. 206
812-855-1168
Belief studies, folk medicine, folk religion, supernatural traditions, applied folklore, the ethnography of speaking, and narrative  
Jason Baird Jackson
Associate Professor; Director, Mathers Museum of World Cultures

506 N. Fess Rm. 103
812-856-1868
jbjatindiana.edu

Cultural endangerment and revitalization; material culture; belief and ritual; cultural history; verbal art; museum work; American and Native American Studies (Eastern North America) View Video
Alisha Lola Jones
Assistant Professor
506 N. Fess Rm. 205
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  
Jon Kay
Professor of Practice;
Director, Traditional Arts Indiana
501 N. Park Rm. 201
812-855-0418
jkayatindiana.edu
Public folklore; Indiana folklife; folk arts and aging; material culture; museums; occupational folklife; digital humanities  
David McDonald
Associate Professor

508 N. Fess Rm. 105
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

504 N. Fess Rm. 202
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;
Director of Undergraduate Studies, Fall 2015

506 N. Fess Rm. 201
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

506 N. Fess Rm. 101
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

508 N. Fess Rm. 204
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

506 N. Fess Rm. 300 via Rm. 203
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;
Director, Ethnomusicology Institute

504 N. Fess Rm. 203
812-855-0398
stoneatindiana.edu

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

508 N. Fess Rm. 106
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
Brandon Barker 510 N. Fess 202
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
Robert Dobler 504 N. Fess 201
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

Research Associate and Research Scholars

Faculty Member Contact Research Interests
Inta Carpenter
Research Scholar
(Retired)

carpenteatindiana.edu

Ethnic, exile, and diaspora identity; life story; cultural documentation /ethnography; applied folklore
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

510 N. Fess Rm. 300
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

 
Paulina Guerrero
Membership Director
Eigenmann Hall E606
812-856-2379
plguerreatindiana.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 Member 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
Mike Casey
Associate Director, Recording Services
812-855-8090
micaseyatindiana.edu
Rachel Caswell
Office Services Assistant
812-855-4679
rcaswellatindiana.edu
Marilyn Graf
Archivist
812-855-8633
atmusicatindiana.edu
Suzanne Mudge
Librarian
812-855-8631
smudgeatindiana.edu

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
Morrison Hall Rm. 005
1165 E. 3rd St.
Bloomington Indiana 47405-3700
Phone: (812) 855-6672
Fax: (812) 855-6673

Faculty & Staff Contact  
Stephen Stuempfle
Executive Director

812-855-8779
semexecatindiana.edu

 
Jennifer Studebaker
Staff

812-855-6672
sematindiana.edu