Dom Tartaglia is a PhD candidate in Folklore and Ethnomusicology at Indiana University. He has obtained degrees in both Anthropology and Classical Civilizations from the University of Cincinnati, and a Masters of Arts in Folklore from Indiana University. His dissertation work examines eating contests and the construction of identity at various festivals in the United States. Dom was an Assistant Instructor at Indiana University for three years, where he taught Introduction to Folklore and Folklore in the United States. He was born in Red Bank, New Jersey but grew up in Toledo, Ohio.
Micah Ling is a first-year MA student in Folklore. She holds a BA in Art History & Visual Culture with an additional major in Arts & Humanities and a minor in Museum Studies from Michigan State University. For the past four years, Micah has been working for the Michigan State University Museum as a cultural/historical collections specialist and for the Michigan Traditional Arts Program as the public programs coordinator, the latter of which piqued her interest in public folklore. A cellist, vocalist, and banjo player, she is a member of Earthwork Music Collective, a group of Michigan musicians focused on building community through social and environmental justice and education. Her research interests include material culture (specifically textiles and utilitarian objects), Scandinavian folk painting, adornment and beautification traditions, and rural American culture & music.
Katlin Suiter holds a B.S.in Arts Management, and minors in Art History and Spanish from Indiana University. She is currently pursuing both her Masters of Arts in Arts Administration and Masters of Public Affairs through IU’s School of Public and Environmental Affairs. Katlin has worked for the Eskenazi Museum of Art for two years as an Events Coordinator, focusing on audience engagement and public programming. She also interned at the Indianapolis Museum of Art, coordinating and planning events for the museum. Her research interests include audience engagement, cultural and arts policy, urban development, renaissance and baroque (specifically painting and sculpture), and digitization of the museum industry. Katlin will be working in Outreach and Programming.