Gregory Melchor-Barz conducted field research in Israel during the summer on a research fellowship funded by the Jewish National Fund and Mediawatch. His current fieldwork project focuses on the politics of Israeli drag performances in Jerusalem and Tel Aviv. Melchor-Barz is Professor of Ethnomusiclogy, chair of the Department of Musicology and Ethnomusicology, and President of the Society for Ethnomusicology.
Joy H. Calico pursued archival research this summer on the operas of Kaija Saariaho and Salvatore Sciarrino while on a fellowship funded by the Paul Sacher Stiftung (Basel, Switzerland) . This research will appear in her forthcoming book Opera since 1900 (University of California Press). Calico is the Cornelius Vanderbilt Chair of Musicology and editor-in-chief of the Journal of the American Musicological Society.