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First Name
Ellie
Last Name
Armon Azoulay
Affiliation
American Studies at University of Kent
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Keywords
Archives, collections, sound recordings, photography, folk music, race, gender, African American history, oral history, 19th 20th history, slavery, historiography
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About Me

I am a first year Phd student in American Studies at the University of Kent, UK. my thesis is an interdisciplinary study that focuses on the subject of collecting African American folk music during the first half of the 20th century. Working closely with photographs, sound recordings and oral histories kept in various archives, it will offer a new mapping of the field through the study of several collectors, some of them regarded as relatively marginal, alongside the more established ones: Zora Neale Hurston, Maud Cuney-Hare, Ruby Pickens Tartt, Willis Laurence James, John. W. Work, Lewis Wade Jones, Samuel C. Adams, and Alan Lomax.

Recent Publications
Media Coverage
Country Focus
Expertise by Geography
North America
Expertise by Chronology
19th century, 20th century, 21st century
Expertise by Topic
Art & Architectural History, Libraries & Archives, Museums, Race, Slavery, Women