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Ph.D. Indiana University, Bloomington, 2001.

As a folklorist, I examine the intersections between creative expressions and social, political, and economic dynamics. I am especially interested in relationships between performance genres, usually dance and music, and issues of power related to gender, class, cultural identity, and politics.

Professional Memberships

  • American Folklore Society, Member of Executive Board
  • Society for Ethnomusicology
  • International Council for Traditional Music
  • Congress on Research in Dance
  • African Studies Association
  • National Women’s Studies Association
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