Glenn Hinson, Ph.D.
Chair of the Curriculum in Folklore in the College of Arts and Sciences, Glenn Hinson has spent much of the last twenty-five years exploring the cultural richness of the South. He is a student of local culture whose research interests stretch from gospel music and barbecue to oral poetry and the politics of plantation imagery. Much of his recent work has focused on the expressive world of African America; out of that research has come Fire in My Bones: Transcendence and the Holy Spirit in African American Gospel, a book written in collaboration with members of the gospel community. Professor Hinson's commitment to public education is evident in projects that range from programs developed for Carnegie Hall and the Smithsonian to CDs he has produced of regional musicians.
· Stylish Talk and Everyday Rhymes: Hidden Histories of African American Oral Poetry
· The Southern Plantation Myth: Chronicling a False History
· Dreamsongs: Mysterious Hearings, Divine Revelation, and African American Gospel
· Voices of the Soul: Folk Artistry in North Carolina
· Featured in Winter 2002 endeavors "Learning to Music"