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Alf Arvidsson, b. 1954, is professor of ethnology at Umeå university, Sweden. He specializes in ethnomusicology and folklore. His Ph.D. thesis (1991) was a history of the music scene in a small Swedish industrial town; he is currently working on a project on how jazz was defined as a form of art music and eventually accepted in Swedish cultural policy.
Patricia Hall (Ph.D., Yale University, 1989) is Associate Professor of Music Theory at the University of California, Santa Barbara. Her book, A View of Berg’s “Lulu” through the Autograph Sources (U.C. Press, 1997), won an ASCAP-Deems Taylor Award. Her other books include A Handbook to Twentieth-Century Musical Sketches (Cambridge University Press, 2005) co-edited with Friedemann Sallis, and Berg’s ‘Wozzeck’, to be published in the Oxford Studies in Musical Genesis, Structure, and Interpretation series in 2010. She is currently General Editor for the Oxford Handbook of Music Censorship.
Linda Keefe completed an MA in Mass Communication at the University of Minnesota in June 2009. Her research interests include mass communications, social change, and literary journalism.
Christopher Moore is Assistant Professor of Musicology at the University of Ottawa. He graduated from McGill University in 2007 with a dissertation that focused on music in France during the Popular Front. He specializes in twentieth-century French music, music and politics, and theories of musical performance. He is currently preparing a series of articles on Francis Poulenc.
David Paul is an Assistant Professor of Music History and Theory at the University of California, Santa Barbara. He graduated from Berkeley in 2006, where he completed a dissertation on the American reception of Mahler and Ives from 1911 to 1965. He is currently working on a book manuscript tentatively titled “Changing Faces of an American Music Icon: The Reception of Charles Ives from 1920 to 2005.”
Mark Pedelty is associate professor of Journalism and Mass Communication at the University of Minnesota. He received his Ph.D. in Anthropology from UC, Berkeley in 1993. He is the author of War Stories: The Culture of Foreign Correspondents (Routledge, 1995), Musical Ritual in Mexico City: From the Aztec to NAFTA (University of Texas, 2004), and a number of journal articles dealing with popular music. Dr. Pedelty is currently conducting applied research concerning music as environmental communication.
Thomas D. Svatos is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Music, Eastern Mediterranean University. A specialist in the history of Czech musical culture, he has written on the aesthetics of Bohuslav Martinů, post-World War I modernisms, and musical life under the communist dictatorship. His recent publications include “Reasserting the Centrality of Musical Craft: Martinů and his American Diaries” The Musical Times (June 2009) and “A Clash over Julietta: the Martinů/Nejedlý Political Conflict and Twentieth-Century Czech Critical Culture” ex tempore (2009).
Yiannis Zaimakis is Assistant Professor of Sociology of Culture and Local Societies at University of Crete, Greece. His published works include four books in Greece (two of them as co-editor and co-author respectively) and essays on Greek popular music, rebetiko, multiculturalism and Left movement in various Journals including History and Anthropology and Journal of Modern Greek Studies (Australia and New Zealand). He is currently the major researcher of the project entitled “Football fans communities in Greece: social constructions, identities and value systems.”