Who We Are

  • Staff


    Anna Lomax Wood, Ph.D.
    Director of Research

    Jorge Arevalo Mateus, Ph.D.
    Executive Director

    Kiki Smith-Archiapatti
    Managing Director

    Nathan Salsburg
    Curator, Alan Lomax Archive


    Maisa Atayeva

    Miriam Elhajli

    Marco Fernando Guarino



    Bertram Lyons, Dissemination Consultant
    Steve Rosenthal, Audio Restoration, The Magic Shop NY
    Don Fleming, Archival Consultant 

    Public Relations and Media

    Howard Wuelfing
    HowlingWuelf Media

    Legal Counsel

    Jeffrey A. Greenberg, Esq.
    Beldock, Levine & Hoffman LLP

    Special Collections

    Judith R. Cohen: Curator, Spanish Collection

    Global Jukebox

    Anna Lomax Wood: Direction 
    John Szinger: Programming
    Martin Szinger: Programming
    Richard Smith: Programming & restoration 
    Michael M. Flory: Consulting statistical scientist
    Forrestine Paulay: Choreometrics 

  • Board Members

    Board of Directors

    Jane Beck
    Founder and Executive Director, Retired
    Vermont Folklife Center

    Naomi Hawes Bishop
    Professor Emerita, Anthropology
    California State University, Northridge

    Patricia Shehan Campbell
    Professor of Ethnomusicology,
    University of Washington, Seattle, WA

    Odysseus Chairetakis
    Independent Landman, Los Angeles, CA

    Amanda Dargan
    Education Director
    City Lore, New York, NY

    Barry Dornfeld

    Gideon D'Arcangelo
    Partner, ESI Design, New York, NY
    Adjunct Assistant Professor of Communications,
    Tisch School of the Arts, New York University

    William R. Ferris
    Joel R. Williamson Eminent Professor of History
    Senior Associate, Center for the Study of the American South
    University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, NC

    Jeffrey A. Greenberg
    Entertainment & Intellectual Property Law
    Beldock, Levine & Hoffman LLP, New York, NY

    Barbara Hampton 
    Director of Studies in Ethnomusicology
    Hunter College of the City University of New York

    Forrestine Paulay
    Dance Scholarship

    Daniel Sheehy
    Director, Smithsonian Folkways Recordings
    Smithsonian Institution, Washington DC

    Anna L. Wood
    Anthropologist at large
    Board President

    Advisory Board

    Jane Anderson
    Assistant Professor, Center for Heritage and Society
    University of Massachusetts, Amherst, MA

    John Bishop 
    Film and Video Producer, Media Generation
    Retired, Department of World Arts & Cultures
    University of California at Los Angeles

    Karen Bradley
    Professor Emeritus in Dance and Performance Scholarship
    University of Maryland, College Park

    Tina Bucuvalis
    Executive Director, Florida Cultural Resources, Inc.

    Andy Kolovos
    Director of Archives and Research
    Vermont Folklife Center

    Christopher Mulé
    Director, Folk Arts Program
    Brooklyn Arts Council

    Bill Pearson
    Managing Member, Gallup Hill, LLC

    Mu Qian
    SOAS, University of London

    Rosita Sands
    Professor of Music and Interim Dean of the School of Fine and Performing Arts
    Columbia College Chicago, Chicago, IL

    Patrick Savage
    Associate Professor, Environment and Information Studies
    Keio University SFC, Japan

    Anthony Seeger
    Ethnomusicologist, Anthropologist

    Nick Spitzer

    Edmund Wood
    Marshall, TX

    Philip Yampolsky
    Founding Director and Research Associate, Robert E. Brown Center for World Music 
    University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
    Editor, Music of Indonesia series (Smithsonian Folkways)

    Steve Zeitlin
    Founder and Director
    City Lore, New York, NY


  • In Memoriam

    In Memoriam

    Edmund Snow Carpenter (1922-2011)
    Lambros Comitas (1927-2020)
    Alan Lomax, founding director (1915-2002)
    Bess Lomax Hawes (1921-2009)
    Molly W. Sirignano (1943-2010)