Who We Are

  • Staff


    Anna Lomax Wood, Ph.D.
    Director of Research

    Jorge Arevalo Mateus, Ph.D.
    Executive Director

    Kiki Smith-Archiapatti
    Managing Director

    Nathan Salsburg
    Curator, Alan Lomax Archive

    Don Fleming
    Director of Licensing, Alan Lomax Collection


    Kathleen Rivera, Senior Researcher

    Violet Baron, Research Associate


    Bertram Lyons: Dissemination Consultant
    Steve Rosenthal, The Magic Shop NY 

    Public Relations and Media

    Howard Wuelfing
    HowlingWuelf Media

    Legal Counsel

    Jeffrey A. Greenberg, Esq.
    Beldock, Levine & Hoffman LLP

    Special Collections

    Judith R. Cohen: Curator, Spanish Collection

    Global Jukebox

    Anna Lomax Wood: Direction 
    John Szinger: Programming
    Martin Szinger: Programming
    Richard Smith: Programming & restoration 
    Michael M. Flory: Consulting statistical scientist
    Forrestine Paulay: Choreometrics 

  • Board Members

    Board of Directors

    Robert Baron
    Founding Director, Folk Arts Program
    New York State Council of the Arts

    Jane Beck
    Founder and Executive Director, Retired
    Vermont Folklife Center

    Odysseus Chairetakis

    Gideon D'Arcangelo
    Partner, ESI Design, New York, NY
    Adjunct Assistant Professor of Communications,
    Tisch School of the Arts, New York University

    William R. Ferris
    Joel R. Williamson Eminent Professor of History

    Senior Associate, Center for the Study of the American South

    University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, NC

    Jeffrey A. Greenberg
    Entertainment & Intellectual Property Law
    Partner, Meister Seelig & Fein LLP, New York, NY

    Barbara Hampton
    Director of Studies in Ethnomusicology

    Hunter College of the City University of New York

    Anna L. Wood
    Anthropologist at large
    Board President

    Advisory Board

    John Bishop 
    Film and Video Producer, Media Generation
    Retired, Department of World Arts & Cultures
    University of California at Los Angeles

    Daniel Sheehy
    Director, Smithsonian Folkways Recordings
    Smithsonian Institution, Washington DC

    Philip Yampolsky
    Founding Director and Research Associate, Robert E. Brown Center for World Music 
    University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
    Editor, Music of Indonesia series (Smithsonian Folkways)


    Lambros Comitas
    Gardner Cowles Professor of Anthropology and Education
    Teachers College, Columbia University, NY

  • In Memoriam

    In Memoriam

    Edmund Snow Carpenter (1922-2011)
    Alan Lomax, founding director (1915-2002)
    Bess Lomax Hawes (1921-2009)
    Molly W. Sirignano (1943-2010)