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Glenn Hinson
Associate Professor of Folklore and Anthropology
The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

A professor at the University of North Carolina, Glenn Hinson is a folklorist who has spent the last three decades studying and presenting African American vernacular performance, as realized in forms as diverse as gospel, self-taught art, and oral poetry.  He works in both the academic and public realms as a writer, music producer, and organizer of programs of traditional artistry.  In addition to writing an award-winning book on gospel performance, Hinson is the co-editor of the just-published Folklife volume of the New Encyclopedia of Southern Culture. Hinson has also developed programs for Carnegie Hall and the Smithsonian.