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Valdimar Tr. Hafstein is Professor in the Department of Folkloristics/Ethnology and Museum Studies at the University of Iceland. He completed his PhD at the University of California, Berkeley, in 2004. He has published a number of articles, book chapters, and edited volumes on folklore, intangible heritage, international heritage politics, cultural property, and copyright in traditional knowledge. His work has been translated into French, Italian, Portuguese, Croatian, and Danish. He has served as the chair of Iceland’s National Commission for UNESCO (2011–2012) and as president of the International Society for Ethnology and Folklore (SIEF) (2013–2017).

Steve Rohs (PhD, American Studies, Michigan State University, 2000) is Associate Professor of Writing and Cultural Studies at Michigan State University’s James Madison College. His current research interests involve jam culture, local communities, and social capital. He has previously published studies about the ways Irish immigrants to New York City employed performance in the construction of diasporic nationalism. He teaches in the comparative cultures and politics field at James Madison College.

Liora Sarfati is a lecturer in the Department of East Asian Studies, Tel Aviv University. She has been conducting ethnographic fieldwork related to spiritual practices in Israel and South Korea since 1998. Her work has been published in several journals as well as in the books Performance Studies in Motion (2014; ed. Atay Citron, Sharon Aronson-Lehavi, and David Zerbib) and The Palgrave Handbook of Urban Ethnography (2018; ed. Italo Pardo and Giuliana B. Prato). [End Page 243]



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