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Diaspora 3:3 1994 Notes on Contributors Gage Averill is assistant professor ofmusic at Wesleyan University . Since completing his dissertation on "Haitian Dance Band Music : The Political Economy of Exuberance" (1989), he has authored numerous essays on such topics as "The Global Political Economy of Culture" (forthcoming in Richard Ohmann, ed., Culture Industries, Wesleyan University Press) and "Se Kreyol Nou WWe're Creole: Musical Discourse on Haitian Identities," in Gerard Behague, ed., Music and Black Ethnicity: The Caribbean and South America (Transaction Publishers, 1994). He is also a contributing editor and columnist for Beat magazine. Loring Danforth is professor of anthropology at Bates College. His book The Macedonian Conflict: Ethnic Nationalism in a Transnational World is forthcoming from the Princeton University Press, which also published his earlier studies, Firewalking and Religious Healing: The Anastenaria of Greece and the American Firewalking Movement (1989) and The Death Rituals ofRural Greece (1982). Anders Hammarlund is in charge of programming and director of the Department of Ethnic Music for the Swedish (National) Broadcasting Company. After studying music at the universities of Göteborg and Stockholm, he received his PhD in ethnomusicology from the latter in 1993. His dissertation deals with the cultural strategies deployed by immigrants, especially those of the second generation, in Sweden. He is currently carrying out a study financed by the Swedish Research Fund for the Humanities and Social Sciences on the effects of cultural policies on music in the formerly communist nations of Eastern Europe. Purnima Mankekar is assistant professor of anthropology at Stanford University. Her dissertation was "Reconstituting 'Indian Womanhood': An Ethnography of Television Viewers in a North Indian City" (University of Washington, 1993). She is the author of "Television Tales and a Woman's Rage" in Public Culture 5 (1993) and "National Texts and Gendered Lives" in American Ethnologist 20:3 (1993). Mark Slobin is professor of music at Wesleyan University. He has authored and edited many books and articles on the musics of Afghanistan, Central Asia, and Eastern European Jewry. His Tenement Songs: the Popular Music of the Jewish Immigrants (University of Illinois, 1982) won the ASCAP-Deems Taylor award. Like it, Notes on Contributors his recent Subcultural Sounds: Micromusics of the West (Wesleyan University Press, 1993) addresses the situation ofmusic in a diasporan and transnational setting. He is currently editing an anthology of essays for Duke University Press on music and change in Eastern Europe. Maria Teresa Vêlez worked as an attorney before becoming a doctoral candidate in ethnomusicology at Wesleyan University, where she is completing her dissertation on a Cuban santero, a marielito whose life spans Cuba's recent history—on the island before and during Castro—and in diaspora. Su Zheng is assistant professor ofmusic at Wesleyan University, from which she received her PhD in enthomusicology in 1993 with a dissertation on "Immigrant Music and Transnational Discourse: Chinese American Music in New York City." She has done research for a documentary film on the singer Sheungchi Ng, and is the author of several articles on Chinese songs in the folk tradition. ...


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