Katelyn Barney (PhD, BMus Hons, BA, A.Mus. A) is Project Manager and Researcher in the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Studies Unit at The University of Queensland. Her research interests include collaborative research with Indigenous Australian women performers, teaching and learning Indigenous Australian studies, and facilitating support for Indigenous Australian postgraduate students. She is also Managing Editor of The Australian Journal of Indigenous Education (AJIE) and Secretary of the International Association for the Study of Popular Music (Australia and New Zealand Branch).

Rich Cross completed a PhD on the decline of the British Communist Party at the University of Manchester in 2003. He is currently researching and writing a history of British anarcho-punk, The Hippies Now Wear Black, for AK Press.

Ruth F. Davis (PhD Princeton, 1986) is University Senior Lecturer in Ethnomusicology and Fellow and Director of Studies in Music at Corpus Christi College, University of Cambridge. She has published and broadcast extensively on Arab and Jewish music of North Africa and the Middle East, focusing especially on mainland Tunisia, the island of Djerba, Israel and Mandatory Palestine. Earlier in 2010 she was a Rockefeller Foundation Scholar in Residence at the Bellagio Center, Italy and she is spending 2010/11 as a Fellow of the Institute of Sacred Music, Yale University, where she is working on the project “Music at the Mediterranean Crossroads of the Abrahamic Faiths.”

Lisa Gilman is Associate Professor in the Department of English at the University of Oregon where she teaches courses in Folklore, African Studies, and Women’s and Gender Studies. Her research explores intersections between music, dance, politics, and gender. She published The Dance of Politics: Gender, Performance, and Democratization in Malawi with Temple University Press. She is currently researching the musical practices of American troops deployed to Iraq and making a documentary film Boots on the Grounds about American veterans of the Iraq war involved in the anti-war movement.

Patricia Hall (PhD, 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.

David Hinds is an Assistant Professor of African and African American Studies at Arizona State University with a concentration on the Caribbean and African Diaspora Studies. His major areas of teaching and research are Governance and Politics in the African Diaspora, Race and Ethnicity in Plural Societies, Black Political Thought, and Political Protest and Resistance.

Elizabeth Mackinlay (PhD Music, PhD Education, BMus Hons) is a Senior Lecturer in the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Studies Unit at the University of Queensland where she teaches Indigenous Studies, Women’s Studies and Ethnomusicology. Liz completed her PhD in Ethnomusicology in 1998 and continues her work with Aboriginal women at Borroloola in the Northern Territory of Australia. She also completed a PhD in Education at the University of Queensland in 2003. She has co-edited a number of books with Cambridge Scholars Press and is the editor of the Music Education Research and Innovation (MERI) and co-editor of The Australian Journal of Indigenous Education (AJIE).

Rhonda Pettit (PhD) is the author of The Global Lovers, a poetic drama about sex slavery and consumerism that had its world premiere at the 2010 Cincinnati Fringe Festival. She wrote and edited two books about Dorothy Parker's writing (A Gendered Collison, 2000, and A Critical Waltz, 2005), served as a poetry editor for both volumes of The Aunt Lute Anthology of U.S. Women Writers (2004 and 2008), and has published poetry and criticism in a range of print and online publications. She is professor of English at the University of Cincinnati Raymond Walters College, and affiliate faculty of the UC Department of Women's, Gender, and Sexuality Studies.

David Paul is an Assistant Professor of Music History and Theory at the University of California, Santa Barbara. He graduated from the University of California, 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.”