Daniel B. Reed is Director of the Archives of Traditional Music and Assistant Professor in the Department of Folklore and Ethnomusicology at Indiana University. He is presently completing his book, Old Masks, Old Music, New Realities: Dan Ge Performance in Contemporary Côte d'Ivoire, which is under contract with Indiana University Press.
Frank Gunderson received a Ph.D. in Ethnomusicology from Wesleyan University, and is an Assistant Professor of Music at Ohio University.
Michelle Kisliuk is Assistant Professor in the Department of Music at the University of Virginia, where she teaches ethnomusicology, performance theory, and directs the African Drumming and Dance Ensemble. She has published most extensively on performance in the Central African Republic, including a book, Seize the Dance! BaAka Musical Life and the Ethnography of Performance (Oxford University Press 1998). Her current research project, funded by a Laura C. Boulton Senior Fellowship in Ethnomusicology (Indiana University) is entitled "Performing Piety: Popular Musics, Social Crisis, and Fundamentalist Ascendancy in the Central African Republic."
Stephen Hill holds a Ph.D. from the University of Illinois at Champaign Urbana and is currently teaching at Northwestern University. He has researched extensively in southern Tanzania and published on nationalism, modernity, and generational change among the Wamatengo.
Clara Henderson is currently completing a doctoral degree program in Folklore and Ethnomusicology at Indiana University, Bloomington. She lived and worked in Malawi for eighteen years before coming to IU in 2000. Her dissertation will explore the spiritual, sensual, and corporeal aesthetics of Christian women's dance in southern Malawi.
Lisa Gilman is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Women's and Gender Studies at the University of Toledo. She received her Ph.D. in Folklore with a minor in African Studies from Indiana University. She is currently researching women's performance genres in Malawi as windows into relationships between gender, politics, and culture.