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Supeena Adler

Supeena Insee Adler is an Adjunct Assistant Professor and Instrument Curator at The UCLA Herb Alpert School of Music, Department of Ethnomusicology. She is also a performer and ethnomusicologist living in San Diego, California. She performs and teaches classical Thai music on stringed instruments and organizes cultural events and performances throughout southern California. Her areas of interest are Thai royal court music traditions, mediums and healing rituals in Northeast Thailand and Southern Laos, and Okinawan folk music. She received a B.F.A. in Thai Classical Music from Mahasarakham University, and completed coursework towards a M.A. in Musicology at the College of Music, Mahidol University. She completed a M.A. in Southeast Asian Studies: Text, Ritual, and Performance (SEATRiP) at the University of California Riverside (UCR) in 2010, with a thesis titled A Theater of the Spirits: Ritual Performance and Community in Northeast Thailand. In the spring of 2014, she received a Ph.D. in music (ethnomusicology) at UCR, under the direction of Deborah Wong. Her dissertation was titled Music for the Few: Nationalism and Thai Royal Authority. In addition to her positions of Adjunct Assistant Professor and Instrument Curator for the World Music Instrument Collection at The UCLA Herb Alpert School of Music, Department of Ethnomusicology, she teaches the Music of Thailand Ensemble class.

Juan Diego Diaz

Juan Diego Díaz is Assistant Professor of Music at the University of California, Davis. Using ethnography, various forms of musical analysis, phenomenology of the body, and discourse analysis, he studies how African diasporic musics circulate and transform across the Atlantic and how they serve individuals and communities in identity formation. He was part of the local arrangements committee for the 2018 NCCSEM meeting at UC Davis and has been active in the Analysis of World Music Special Interest Group.

Karl Haas

Karl J. Haas, Ph.D., is a Lecturer in the Music and Theater Arts Section at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and Assistant Professor of Liberal Arts at Berklee College of Music. His current scholarship explores the politics of youth, masculinity, and development in the traditional music of northern Ghana. Additional research interests include oral history, formal analysis, materiality, and temporality in the music of Africa and its diaspora. Karl is currently Vice President of the Northeast Chapter of the Society for Ethnomusicology (NECSEM), and has previously been Student Representative for both the SEM African Music Section and NECSEM. He was also a co-chair of the Future Job Prospects Committee for the SEM Student Union in 2013-2014.

Robin P. Harris

Robin P. Harris serves as the Director of the Center for Excellence in World Arts at the Graduate Institute of Applied Linguistics in Dallas, Texas. She holds M.A. degrees in Intercultural Studies and Ethnomusicology. A recipient of the Monte Howell award for outstanding ethnomusicology graduate at the University of Georgia Athens, her Ph.D. dissertation focused on the revitalization of olonkho, the epic narrative song tradition of the Sakha people of Siberia. Her paper on that subject won the Dale Olsen Prize at the SEM Southeast and Caribbean Regional Chapter in 2010. Supported by a grant from the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, the University of Illinois Press recently published her monograph on the topic—Storytelling in Siberia: The Olonkho Epic in a Changing World (2017). An active participant in the Applied Ethnomusicology sections of SEM and ICTM, Robin also attends the Indigenous Music section, the Religion, Music & Sound section, and SEM gatherings for heads of applied programs. Her pro-bono work includes service as an Arts Consultant for SIL International and training Christian organizations to value the music cultures of the world. Her specializations include epics, ethnoarts, identity, intangible heritage, resilience, revitalization, Siberian peoples, Soviet and Russian studies, and transmission.

Eduardo Herrera

Eduardo Herrera is Assistant Professor at Rutgers University and specializes in musical practices from Latin America. His forthcoming book, Elite Art Worlds: Philanthropy, Latin Americanism, and Avant-Garde explores the history of the Centro Latinoamericano de Altos Estudios Musicales as a meeting point for local and transnational philanthropy and pan-regional discourses of Latin Americanism in Argentina. Herrera is co-editor of Experimentalisms in Practice: Music Perspectives from Latin America (Oxford University Press, 2018), which covers a wide variety of artistic and musical traditions from Latin America, the Caribbean, and Latinas in the United States, conceived and/or perceived as experimental. Herrera’s current project looks at collective chanting in Argentine soccer stadiums. His field work with fans pays attention to the way that moving and sounding-in-synchrony frame the interpretation of symbolic and physical violence. His work can be found in the Journal for the Society of American Music, Latin American Music Review, American Music and later this year in Ethnomusicology. Herrera’s first SEM conference was in Atlanta (2005) and since then he has been an active member of the Latin American and Caribbean Music Section, where he was a member of the Student Prize Committee. Herrera is also part of the Special Interest Group for Music and Violence.

Meghan Hynson

Meghan Hynson received her Ph.D. in Ethnomusicology from the University of California, Los Angeles in 2015. She is now in her third year as Visiting Assistant Professor of Ethnomusicology at Duquesne University and her second year as instructor of the University of Pittsburgh Sundanese Gamelan. Meghan’s research focuses on the performing arts of Indonesia, in particular religious politics in Balinese shadow puppet theater and the use of West Javanese bamboo angklung in music education and cultural diplomacy efforts. Meghan has been a member of SEM since 2009, when she began volunteering at and attending national conferences. Since 2009, she has presented numerous papers at the chapter (SEMSCHC and MACSEM) and national levels and has been involved with the Education Section of the Society. In 2011, she won the Elizabeth May Slater Prize for her student paper on “Integrating Outreach into the University World Music Education Classroom” and in 2012, she was an instructor for the annual Ethnomusicology Goes to Middle School Event in New Orleans. Meghan recently presented her paper “Gending Tri Sandhya: Politics and Gender Wayang Music in a Balinese ‘Call to Prayer’” at the 2017 Annual Meeting in Denver and looks forward to becoming more involved in the Society as a Council member over the next three years.

Monique Ingalls

Monique Ingalls is Assistant Professor of Music at Baylor University. Her research examines how music-making reflects and informs processes of religious change and community formation within North American and British evangelical Protestant congregations. She is co-founder and program chair for a biennial conference on Christian congregational music-making in global perspective (2011-present) and is Series Editor of Routledge’s Congregational Music Studies Book Series (2014-present). Monique co-founded SEM’s Sacred and Religious Music SIG in 2009 which became the Section on Religion, Music, and Sound (SRMS) in 2014. She served as the group's organizer, listserv moderator, and first president from 2009 to 2015. She has also served on the SEM Seeger Prize Committee (2008), the SRMS Student Paper Prize Committee (2014, 2016), the SEM-Southern Plains Chenoweth Prize Committee (2015), the SEM-Southern Plains Conference Program Committee (2015), and is a volunteer mentor with SEM's Gender and Sexualities Taskforce (2017-present).

Jesse Johnston

Jesse A. Johnston, Ph.D., is a Librarian and Senior Specialist for Digital Collections Management, Library of Congress. His ethnomusicology research includes a cultural study of the cimbalom in the Czech Republic and the use of archival resources in ethnomusicological work; within SEM, he has been a member of MIDSEM, MACSEM, the Archiving Interest Group, Applied Ethnomusicology section, and the Gender and Sexualities Taskforce. As an ethnomusicologist working in the public sector, he has represented the National Endowment for the Humanities at the National Recording Preservation Board; he serves on the steering committee of the Society of American Archivists' section for recorded sound; and currently at the Library of Congress, he is a liaison for digital collections to the American Folklife Center. He has attended SEM meetings since 2001, and has frequently presented papers at the national meeting, first in 2004, and most recently in 2016. From 2007 to 2009, he co-chaired the Student Concerns Committee. He was a member of the MIDSEM program committee and student paper prize committee in 2012. Beyond SEM, he was an ethnomusicology advisory board member to the College Music Society from 2014 to 2017, and he organized panels on establishing a public presence for music scholars and educators.

Timothy Mangin

Tim Mangin, an Assistant Professor of Music and Ethnomusicology at Boston College, researches the intersection of popular music, race, ethnicity, religion, and cosmopolitanism in West Africa and the African Diaspora. Tim has received fellowships from Columbia University’s Center for Comparative Literature and Society, Department of Music, and Institute for Research in African Studies, as well as a predoctoral fellowships from St. Lawrence University, Mellon Foundation, the Foreign Language Areas Studies Program and a Fulbright-Hays Doctoral Research Abroad Program. His writings have appeared in the edited volumes Begegnungen: The World Meets Jazz and Uptown Conversations: The New Jazz Studies, as well as reviews in The Yearbook for Traditional Music and Ethnomusicology On-Line. Tim is working on a book examining indigenous cosmopolitanism through the intersection of the Senegalese urban dance music called mbalax and the practice of black, ethnic, and Muslim identities. He is also exploring blackness in Senegalese hip hop and the dynamics of improvisation in New York City’s underground hip hop and jazz scene. A flutist, Tim now studies mbira and capoeira. His SEM professional activities include serving as a reviewer, and Co-Chair of the African Music Section and J.H. Kwabena Nketia Book Prize Committee.

Fernando Orejuela

Fernando Orejuela, Ph.D., is a Senior Lecturer and the Director of Undergraduate Studies in the Department of Folklore and Ethnomusicology at Indiana University. Dr. Orejuela specializes in hip hop and youth music scenes in the United States, focusing on social justice issues and cultural or subcultural traditions. He teaches courses on hip hop culture, subcultures and youth music scenes, critical race/ethnic theory and music, musical subcultures and social movements, children’s folklore and service learning, and play, gaming, and sports. He is the author of Rap Music and Hip Hop Culture published with Oxford University Press and the co-editor (with Stephanie Shonekan) of Black Lives Matter Movement and Music to be published by Indiana University Press in 2018. He is a music consultant for the National Museum of African American Music in Nashville, Tennessee and a member of the advisory team for Carnegie Hall’s A History of African American Music. He has served as member of the 2013 SEM Annual Meeting Local Arrangements Committee in Indianapolis, Indiana. If elected, working with the council will mark his most significant service to the Society to date and hopefully encourage others to serve our Society in the future.

Elizabeth Ozment

As Assistant Dean for Transfer Students and Assistant Professor of Music at the University of Virginia, Ozment advocates for the inclusion and academic success of undergraduate students while applying the rules of the College. Her commitment to influencing positive change in music and higher education through administration is partly indebted to SEM experiences that prepared her to enact her role with acute awareness of systems of privilege and inequality that structure our education systems. Her primary research interests include the sounds of remembrance and musical expressions of cultural trauma. She studies multimedia memorials and ways of hearing U.S. history in museums, with forthcoming publications in the Palgrave Handbook on Race and the Arts in Education, the Oxford Handbook of Musical Repatriation, and JoSoTL. She served SEM in the past as secretary to the Gender & Sexualities Taskforce, Section on the Status of Women panel coordinator, Student Concerns Committee co-chair, SEM Council student representative, and she advocated for initiatives aimed at increasing participation in our Society by women, contingent faculty, and students. She is grateful to have found an intellectual home in SEM, and she is honored by this nomination to serve on the Council.

Marysol Quevedo

Marysol Quevedo is Assistant Professor of Musicology at the Frost School of Music, University of Miami. Quevedo’s research focuses on the intersections between music, politics, and identity in twentieth- and twenty-first-century Latin America, in particular Cuban modernist and avant-garde music during the Cold War. She is an active member of the American Musicological Society, AMS Council member 2017-2019, and editor for the AMS’s blog, Musicology Now. She is also a member of the Latin American Studies Association and the Canadian Association of Latin American and Caribbean Studies. Quevedo served as webmaster for the Latin American and Caribbean Section (LACSEM) of SEM between 2014 and 2017. In the fall of 2017 she was elected incoming chair of the LACSEM and she served in the section’s student paper prize committee. She was assistant editor for the SEM blog, Sound Matters, between 2016 and 2017. During that same period, she served as full-time staff at the SEM’s Business Office in Bloomington, Indiana, where she assisted the Executive Director in several capacities, from membership database management to website maintenance, increasing social media presence, bookkeeping, conference session video livestreaming and archiving, among other duties.

Jeff Roy

Jeff Roy is a Postdoctoral Fellow at the Centre d'Études de l'Inde et de l'Asie du Sud (CEIAS) in Paris, France, for a research group entitled “Projet Autoritas: Modes d’Autorité et Conduites Esthétiques de l’Asie du Sud à l’Insulinde." Roy holds a Ph.D. in Ethnomusicology from UCLA, and has taught for the Department of Communication Studies at California State University, Northridge. His work focuses on South Asian transgender and hījṛā performance through the lens of queer ethnomusicological filmmaking, and has been supported by Fulbright-mtvU, Fulbright-Hays, Film Independent in Los Angeles, and others. Roy has published work in journals, edited volumes, and digital publications, and is co-editor of a special forum on queer interdisciplinary studies of South Asia based on a symposium that he co-facilitates. Roy has been a committed member of SEM for eight years and is currently serving as co-chair and program coordinator for the Gender and Sexualities Taskforce (GST). In his scholarly practice, artistic practice, teaching and service, he is dedicated to centering the experiences, perspectives, and voices of people of color, gender minorities, sexual minorities, religious minorities, minorities of socioeconomic status and class, people with disability, and other people from historically marginalized and underrepresented communities.

Kendra Salois

Kendra Salois is Assistant Professor of Ethnomusicology in the Department of Performing Arts at American University, Washington, DC. Her research focuses on popular music and musicians in North and West Africa, particularly in relation to transnational markets, state power, and US and European cultural diplomacy; she has forthcoming publications on post-"Arab Spring" Moroccan hip hop and the US Department of State's Next Level program, and her book project considers the ways Moroccan hip hop practitioners simultaneously perform and critique neoliberal citizenship. Kendra has been a member of SEM since 2006. From 2014 to 2016, she was the Vice President and Program Committee Chair of the Mid-Atlantic Chapter of the Society of Ethnomusicology, and was active with the Local Arrangements Committee for the 2016 Annual Meeting in DC. In 2017, she was elected co-Chair of the Economic Ethnomusicology special interest group, and will serve as Chair in 2019.

Nolan Warden

Nolan Warden is a lecturer at UCLA & Loyola Marymount University. As someone who attended the SEM conference for the first time as an undergraduate student in 1998, he looks forward to continuing to give back to the organization that has long been his academic and intellectual home. He has previously served as a member of the Academic Labor Committee (2014–2015) and as a peer reviewer for the journal Ethnomusicology. Before finishing his Ph.D. at UCLA in 2015, he served in the SEM Student Union as Chair of the Nominating Committee (2013–2015) and as a member of the Career Concerns Committee (2013–2015). He also served as Managing Editor and Editor-in-Chief of Ethnomusicology Review (2008–2011). Information on his research in Cuba, Mexico, and the United States can be found at his website (www.nolanwarden.net). As a member of the Council, he would like to focus on advocacy efforts for ethnomusicology in music programs, academia more broadly, and society at large, furthering the recognition of our discipline's value and relevance.

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