2017 JaFran Jones Prize

It gives me great pleasure to announce that Jessica Hajek (University of Illinois) has been awarded the 2017 JaFran Jones Prize, awarded annually by the Midwest Chapter of the Society for Ethnomusicology (MIDSEM) in recognition of the best student paper presented at our annual meeting.  Her paper was titled: “The Capital of Carnival: Advocating for Alibaba and the Implications for Cultural Policy in Santo Domingo.”

Congratulations Jessica!

David McDonald, MIDSEM President

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2017-2018 Chapter Officers

As voted by the participants at the MIDSEM Business Meeting, chapter officers for 2017-2018 are:

  • PresidentDavid McDonald (Indiana University)
  • Co-Vice Presidents (Program Co-Chairs):  Megan Rancier (Bowling Green State University) and Esther Clinton (Bowling Green State University)
  • Secretary/Treasurer: Ann Spinny
  • WebmasterJoshua S. Duchan (Wayne State University)
  • Student Representative: Aliah Ajamoughli (Indiana University)
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