Affiliate Faculty

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Judah Cohen

Judah Cohen

Associate Vice Provost for Faculty and Academic Affairs

Professor, Musicology

Lou and Sybil Mervis Professor, Jewish Culture

Research Interests
music in Jewish life; American music; musical theater; popular culture; Caribbean Jewish history; diaspora; medical ethnomusicology

Jennifer Goodlander

Jennifer Goodlander

Associate Professor, Comparative Literature

she/her

Research Interests
Southeast Asian performance; gender studies; performance studies; visual culture and museum studies; postcolonial theory; transnational circuits of performance

Jane Goodman

Jane Goodman

Professor, Anthropology

she/her

Research Interests
performance and civic life; intertextuality; colonial and postcolonial formations; theater, music, and poetry; diasporas: North Africa; Middle East; France

M. Cooper Harriss

M. Cooper Harriss

Associate Professor, Religious Studies

Research Interests
religion in the Americas; religion and literature; race and religion; irony and performativity

Stephanie Kane

Stephanie Kane

Professor, International Studies

she/they

  • stkane@indiana.edu
  • (812) 855-0896
  • Global and International Studies Building 1001

Research Interests
ethnography of water; environmental justice; art and social activism; cultural criminology; urban studies; Central and South America, Caribbean, United States

Javier F. León

Javier F. León

Academic Specialist, Latin American Music Center

Director, Latin American Music Center

he/him

Research Interests
popular music; culture industries and neoliberalism; intangible cultural heritage policy; African Diaspora in Latin America and the Caribbean; musics of the Andean region; music and nationalism

Susan Lepselter

Susan Lepselter

Associate Professor, American Studies

Associate Professor, Anthropology

Research Interests
Interdisciplinary creative scholarship, public feeling and affect theory, uncanny conspiracy theory, neurodivergence in culture, human/non-human animal interaction, indigenous film and literature

Eric Sandweiss

Eric Sandweiss

Thomas and Kathryn Miller Professor of History

he/him

Research Interests
cultural landscape studies; urban history; architecture; public history and museums; visual culture; American popular music; Indiana; environmental history

Marvin Sterling

Marvin Sterling

Associate Professor, Anthropology

Research Interests
Contemporary Japan and Jamaica; cultural transnationalism, performance theory, race (global blackness, mixed-race identities), Afro-Asia, human rights, and ethnographic writing

Stephen Stuempfle

Stephen Stuempfle

Executive Director, Society for Ethnomusicology

he/him

Research Interests
traditional arts in the Caribbean, Caribbean history, colonialism and nationalism, museums

Charles Sykes

Charles Sykes

Executive Director, African American Arts Institute

  • csykes@indiana.edu
  • (812) 855-0350
  • Neal-Marshall Black Culture Center, Suite 310

Research Interests
African-American popular music; arranging; performance and analysis