The Oxford Handbook of American Folklore and Folklife Studies (Oxford University Press, 2019) to which Fernando Orejuela and Moira Marsh contributed ("Play, Game and Sport in American Folklore and Folklife" and "American Jokes, Pranks, and Humor") was named to the exclusive 2020 Outstanding Reference Sources List by the Reference and User Services Association, a division of the American Library Association.
Dr. Tyron Cooper was nominated for two Regional Emmy awards in the category of “Musical Composition/Arrangement” for his music compositions in PBS documentaries Eva A-7063 and The Music Makers of Gennett Records. He won for his contribution to Eva A-7063.
This brings his total industry recognitions of his creative works to eight Emmy nominations and four Emmy wins to date.
Dr. Cooper is the Director of Indiana University’s Archives of African American Music and Culture, Assistant Professor in the Department of African American and African Diaspora Studies, and Adjunct Assistant Professor in the Department of Folklore and Ethnomusicology. He is also co-founder of Art Salad Productions.
Dr. Diane Goldstein (middle), received the Linda Dégh Lifetime Achievement Award from the International Society for Contemporary Legend Research, in June 2019.
Dr. Rebecca Dirksen was promoted to Associate Professor and was selected as a Fellow of the Institute of Sacred Music at Yale University, where she will be in residence during her sabbatical year 2020-2021, working on the project, “Against the Scorched Earth: Vodou as Sacred Ecology.”
Dr. David McDonald win a Crossroads Music and Social Justice Prize at The Society for Ethnomusicology annual meeting. Dr. McDonald received this prize for his paper, "If I Could Go Back in Time: Rethinking Popular Culture, Activism, and the Public Sphere in Palestine."