Office: 447 PLC, By appointment
Phone: (541) 346-3967
Ph.D. Indiana University, Bloomington, 2001
- African Studies
- Music, Dance and War
- Personal Narratives
- Performance and Power
- American Folklore
- Dance and Identity in the United States
- Dance and World Cultures
- Folklore and Gender
- Folklore and Sexuality
- Folklore in the United States
- Gender, Performance and Power
- Introduction to Folklore
- Voices of African Women
- Women’s Folklore
- 2009 The Dance of Politics: Performance, Gender, and Democratization in Malawi. Philadelphia: Temple University Press.
- 2009 “Complex Genres, Intertextuality, and the Analysis of Performance.” Journal of American Folklore 122 (485): 335-62.
- 2006 (co-author John Fenn) “Dance, Gender, and Popular Music in Malawi: The Case of Rap and Ragga.” Special issue ofPopular Music 25(3): 369-81.
- 2005 “Dance, Power, and the Creation of National Community in Malawian Politics.” Congress on Research in Dance Spring 2005 Conference proceedings, pp. 100-04. Florida State University. Tallahassee, Florida. Dance & Community.
- 2004 (co-author Clara Henderson) “Women as Religious and Political Praise Singers within African Institutions: The Case of the CCAP Blantyre Synod and Party Politics in Malawi.” Women and Music: A Journal of Gender and Culture 8: 22-40.
- 2004 “The Traditionalization of Women’s Dancing, Hegemony, and Politics in Malawi.” Journal of Folklore Research 41(1): 33-60.
- 2001 “Purchasing Praise: Women, Dancing, and Patronage in Malawi Party Politicking.” Africa Today 48(4): 43-64.
Professional Memberships :
- American Folklore Society
- Society for Ethnomusicology
- International Council for Traditional Music
- Congress on Research in Dance
- African Studies Association
- National Women’s Studies Association