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John Holmes McDowell

Born: Sep 25, 1946

Birthplace: Washington, D.C.

Nationality: United States

John Holmes McDowell

Date of Birth : Sep 25, 1946
Birth Place : Washington, D.C.

John Holmes McDowell is a Professor in the Department of Folklore and Ethnomusicology at Indiana University Bloomington. He also serves as Director of the Minority Languages and Cultures of Latin America Project at Indiana University. Broadly speaking his work is centered on performance and communication as well as the interplay of creativity and tradition. Geographically most of his fieldwork has been in Mexico, Colombia, Cuba, Ecuador, and Ghana. His interests include Speech play and verbal art; the corrido of Greater Mexico; music, myth, and cosmology in the Andes; commemoration; folklorization; ethnopoetics; Latin America; the United States.

Also known as


  • John H. McDowell

Awards Won


  • Guggenheim Fellowship for Humanities, US & Canada
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