A tribute to the late İlhan Başgöz by John McDowell
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The Department of Folklore and Ethnomusicology invites applications for a one-year position beginning in Fall of 2021.
Folklore in the United States and Canada: An Institutional History
Television in Turkey: Local Production, Transnational Expansion and Political Aspirations
Rediasporization: African-Guyanese Kweh-Kweh
Induction happened at the 2020 AFS annual meeting.
Unruly Audience: Folk Interventions in Popular Media
Folklore Concepts: Histories and Critiques
Awarded at the 2020 AFS annual meeting
Alumnus Eric Cesar Morales named Philadelphia Folklore Project's inaugural Folk Art & Social Change Fellow
Dr. Emily Buhrow Rogers is an American Council of Learned Societies Leading Edge Fellow
2 Visiting Ethnomusicology Positions for 2020-2021
Dr. Alisha Lola Jones was named inaugural Patterson Fellow of the Residential Colleges at Vanderbilt University, a nomination generously submitted by the Blair School of Music faculty.
Alumna Selina Morales has been busy! She started a new job at the Southwest Folklife Alliance and was appointed to the Advisory Council of the Smithsonian Center for Folklife and Cultural Heritage!
Congratulations to Drs. Mellonee Burnim and Portia Maultsby, emerita of our department, on having their book, "African American Music: An Introduction," listed as one of the 100 Best Books by African American women authors in The Zora Canon on Medium!
Congratulations to Ethnomusicology PhD candidate Allie Martin on winning the Howard Mayer Brown Fellowship
Congratulations to Dr. David McDonald on winning a Crossroads Music and Social Justice Prize at The Society for Ethnomusicology annual meeting here in Bloomington in November 2019!
Congratulations to alumna Dr. Kyoim Yun (PhD '07) on her recent book, "The Shaman's Wages Trading in Ritual on Cheju Island," from the University of Washington Press. Dr. Yun is an Associate Professor of East Asian Languages and Cultures at The University of Kansas.
Congratulations to Dr. Rebecca Dirksen for winning the 2019 Trustees Teaching Award.
Hilary-Joy Virtanen (Folk MA '08) was honored as the Board of Trustees Distinguished Faculty Award recipient at the 2019 Commencement Ceremony at Finlandia University in Michigan.
Nimeshika Venkatesan (University of Tartu and Stella Maris College) recently published an interview with Indiana University faculty member Jason Jackson in the International Society for Folk Narrative Research (ISFNR) Newsletter.
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.
Congratulations to Dr. Rebecca Dirksen who has a new article in the latest issue of Latin American Music Review.
Congratulations to alumna Gillian Richards-Greaves (PhD '13) who has been elected to the Minority Seat on the American Anthropological Association Executive Board!
Faculty member Jason Jackson together with alumna Lijun Zhang and colleague Johannes Müske of the University of Zurich have published a new paper in the Chinese-language journal Folk Culture Forum.
Josephine McRobbie (MA '03) and Joseph O’Connell, independent folklorists based in Durham, North Carolina, received an Archie Green Fellowship to document “The Culture of Birth Work in North Carolina.”