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Announcing the 2020 Jon B. Lovelace Fellow

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The John W. Kluge Center is pleased to announce that Camille Moreddu has been selected as the newest Jon B. Lovelace Fellow for the Study of the Alan Lomax Collection at the Library of Congress.

Camille Moreddu is a French cultural historian from Paris-Nanterre University. She has researched the emergence of the concept of “American Folk Music” from its beginnings in the Progressive Era to its general acceptance during the New Deal, with particular attention to the cultural definition of the American people that it implies. Raised in a small town in the countryside of Brittany, France, Moreddu has also authored comparative studies of folklore in Brittany and the United States. Like many folk music scholars, she is also a musician herself, playing bars, village fairs, and the occasional festival.

As the incoming Jon B. Lovelace Fellow for the Study of the Alan Lomax Collection, Moreddu will study Lomax’s little-known recordings of French-speaking minorities in Michigan and Indiana, and other collections held at the Library including similar materials such as the University of Wisconsin 1940 Folk Music Recording Project.

Each year, the John W. Kluge Center invites qualified scholars to apply for a post-doctoral fellowship for advanced research based on the Alan Lomax Collection, eventually selecting one that is best suited to the Library’s collections and the Kluge Center’s mission. The Kluge Center encourages interdisciplinary projects that combine disciplines in novel and productive ways.

Applications will open for the next round of fellows in April of 2022, with a deadline of July 15. Click here for more information for this fellowship program, and please consider applying.

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