Janice Frisch, Folklore Ph.D. '13, started her own business, Tangible Culture, LLC, building on the research and work she conducted while at IU. Her dissertation, quilt history, is now the subject of her lectures, and the focus of her masters thesis, custom memory t-shirt quilts, is the heart of her business. Frisch is also the editor of Uncoverings, the research Journal of the American Quilt Study Group.
Julián Antonio Carrillo, Folklore M.A. '14, began working at Alliance for California Traditional Arts as a Program Manager based in their Northern California office at the Presidio in San Francisco in fall, 2018.
Jeffrey Tolbert, Folklore Ph.D. '16, joined the American Studies Program at Penn State Harrisburg as Assistant Professor of American Studies in the fall of 2018.
Nathan Gibson, M.A. '12, Ph.D. Graduate student, and Ethnic American Music Curator (University of Wisconsin) released his latest recording project this May. Nate Gibson & the Stars of Starday was released by Bear Family Records, with 24 country, bluegrass, gospel, and rockabilly duets with Starday recording artists from the 1950s and ‘60s, as well as a 50 page booklet about the album. Backing Gibson and the Starday Stars are Marty Stuart, members of his Fabulous Superlatives band, and many more talented musicians including department alums Mike Lee and Timon Kaple.
Zilia Balkansky-Sellés, Folklore Ph.D. ’18, has worked at the Indiana University Bloomington Groups Scholars Program since October 2015.
Raynetta Wiggins, Ethnomusicology Ph.D. ‘18, started a position as the Manager of Choir Curriculum and Performance with a nonprofit in Washington, DC called Washington Performing Arts in the fall of 2018.
Lisa Gilman, Folklore Ph.D. ’01, began a new job as an Assistant Professor of Folklore at George Mason University in the fall of 2018.
Lijun Zhang, Folklore Ph.D. ’14, will begin her new job as Assistant Professor of Folklore at George Mason University in Fall 2019.
Rebekah Moore, Ethnousicology Ph.D. '15, has accepted a position as Tenure Track faculty at Northeastern University starting fall, 2019.
Langston Wilkins, Ethnomusicology Ph.D. ’16, started a position as Director at the Center for Washington Cultural Traditions in Feb. 2019. Wilkins also gave a Benjamin Botkin lecture this April at the American Folklife Center at the Library of Congress.
Dr. Tyron Cooper, Ethnomusicology Ph.D. '13, Director of Indiana University Archives of African American and African Diaspora Studies, and Adjunct professor at the Department of Folklore and Ethnomusicology, was nominated for two Emmy Awards in the category of "Musical Composition/ Arrangement". The works up for the award are his music compositions in PBS documentaries Eva A-7063 and The Music Makers of Gennett Records.
Daniel Peretti, Folklore Ph.D. '09, began his new job as Assistant Professor of Folklore at Memorial University in Newfoundland, Canada, Fall 2018.
Suzanne Godby Ingalsbe, Folklore Ph.D. ’17, has worked at the Institute for Advanced Study at Indiana University Bloomington since 2015 as the Associate Director.
Juan Sebastián Rojas, Ethnomusicology Ph.D. ’18, teaches at the El Bosque University in Bogatá, Colombia.