- Information about Contributors
Robert Baron is the Folk Arts Program Director for the New York State Council on the Arts. He received his Ph.D. in folklore and folklife from the University of Pennsylvania and has served as a nonresident fellow at the W. E. B. Du Bois Institute for African and African-American Research at Harvard University and a Fulbright senior research specialist at the University of Turku, Finland. As a Smithsonian fellow in museum practice, he is currently carrying out research on the curation of museum public programs. His publications include Public Folklore, which he edited with Nick Spitzer, and articles in Curator, Journal of Folklore Research, New York Folklore, and Western Folklore. He and Ana Cara are currently editing a volume of essays on creolization as cultural creativity in process.
Susan G. Davis holds a joint appointment as Professor in the Department of Communication and in the Graduate School of Library and Information Science at the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign. She is the author of Parades and Power: Street Theatre in 19th-Century Philadelphia and Spectacular Nature: Corporate Culture and the Sea World Experience.
Bas Jongenelen studied literary history at the University of Tilburg and graduated in 1995. Since then, he has worked extensively in the academy and is currently lecturer in Dutch at the Fontys University of Professional Education. His main research interest is Burgundian literature, and he is currently working on a book-length study of Olivier de la Marche’s influence in the Netherlands.
Ben Parsons is currently a teaching fellow in English language at the University of Leicester. His research concentrates primarily on late-medieval comic literature, especially its theoretical framework and wider European context. These concerns formed the basis of his doctoral dissertation, which he completed in 2007, and they have been further explored in a range of articles published over the last few years. At present he is preparing a study of pacifism in late-medieval English culture.
C. K. Szego is an Associate Professor in the School of Music at Memorial University of Newfoundland, where she is cross-appointed with the Department of Folklore. She is coauthor and editor of Musics of the World’s Cultures: A Source Book for Music Educators. Her interest in cultural border crossing led her to study the colonial history of music and dance education at the Kamehameha Schools in Honolulu. Since then, her work has focused on Hawai‘i, and she continues to combine ethnographic and phenomenological approaches with archival research. Her current work on Hawaiian falsetto singing and yodeling are tied to her larger interests in hybridity and discourses of vocal production. [End Page 125]