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AUTHOR: Stephen Winick

Stephen Winick has been the writer and editor at the Library of Congress’s American Folklife Center since 2005. He has M.A. and Ph.D. degrees in Folklore and Folklife from the University of Pennsylvania and a B.A. in English from Columbia University. Before coming to the Library, he was one of the regional folklorists for New Jersey, where he ran the Delaware Valley Folklife Center in Camden, founded the South Jersey Caribbean Carnival, and produced seven successful exhibits of New Jersey folklife. He has taught at the University of Pennsylvania, George Mason University, and George Washington University. He is an active scholar, and serves as co-convener of the Music and Song section of the American Folklore Society. A singer with the OCEAN Orchestra and Ship’s Company Chanteymen, he has performed at diverse venues, including the Music Center at Strathmore, the Birchmere, the Lisner Auditorium, The U.S. Navy Memorial, and Mystic Seaport Museum. He is a contributing editor to the Grove Dictionary of American Music, 2nd edition, and his writing has appeared in many publications, including Folklife Center News, Journal of American Folklore, Dirty Linen, All Music Guide, Music Hound, Sing Out!, and the Huffington Post Culture Blog.

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