MemberTiffany Yun-Chu Tsai

Dr. Tiffany Yun-Chu Tsai’s research on Chinese modernity and subjectivity, You Are Whom You Eat: Cannibalism in Contemporary Chinese Fiction and Film, demonstrates that contemporary writers no longer use the trope of cannibalism to illustrate the split between tradition and modernity. They instead explore it as an allegory of cooperation between tradition and modernity, while also exploring people’s desire to cannibalize – metaphorically and literally – in a market economy. At The Citadel, The Military College of South Carolina, Dr. Tsai is Assistant Professor of Chinese and Director of the Chinese Program in the Department of Modern Languages, Literatures and Cultures. She builds and teaches the curriculum of the Chinese Program, including all levels of Mandarin Chinese and advanced content courses, such as Contemporary Chinese Literature and Film, Chinese Cinema, Sinophone Cinemas, Taiwan Through Media, etc.

MemberVirginia Lamothe

Dr. Virginia Lamothe is an Assistant Professor of Musicology at Belmont University.  Her areas of expertise include seventeenth-century opera, vaudeville and early musicals, renaissance and baroque dance, online learning pedagogy, and sound studies.  Virginia teaches courses on the history of classical music, popular music, First Year Seminar, and graduate classes in Music.  She completed her dissertation, “The Theater of Piety: Sacred Operas for the Barberini family (1632-1643)” at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill under the Direction of Tim Carter.  She was the recipient of a Fulbright Fellowship to Italy as well as a first-prize winner of the Lemmermann Foundation award.  She has given papers at annual meetings of the American Musicological Society, the Society for Seventeenth Century Music, international conferences in England and Italy, and specialized conferences on performance practice, pedagogy, and sound studies.  Professor Lamothe is the founder and director of the Belmont in Rome study abroad program. She has published in Oxford’s Early Music, the Journal of Seventeenth Century Music, and other volumes.  She is a co-author and co-editor of the book Curriculum Development for Teaching Online Music published by IGI Global (2018.) Currently, she is working on a book project on music at the Majestic Theater at Columbus Circle, 1903-1912. Professor Lamothe has trained in renaissance and baroque dance practice and performance with Barbara Sparti in Rome, Italy; Ken Pierce at Longy School of Music, Boston, and Carol Marsh at the University of North Carolina, Greensboro.  She teaches workshops on historical dance. Professor Lamothe serves as treasurer and webmaster for the South-Central chapter of the American Musicological Society and secretary of the Society for Seventeenth-Century Music.

MemberCandace Bailey

Candace Bailey is Professor of Musicology at North Carolina Central University. During the 2020-21 academic year, she will be a Humanities Unbounded Fellow at Duke University. In 2019-20, she was a Fellow at the National Humanities Center as well as the Keller Fellow at the American Antiquarian Society. She has served on and chaired several committees of the Society for American Music, the North American British Music Studies Association, the American Musicological Society, and the Society for Seventeenth-Century Music, in addition to serving as president and vice-president of NABMSA, and secretary of SSCM. She currently is on the editorial board for Studies in British Musical Cultures (University of Clemson Press). Professor Bailey investigates music in women’s culture of the 19th-century US (particularly the South), and keyboard music in 17th-century Britain. Her books include Seventeenth-Century British Keyboard SourcesMusic and the Southern Belle: From Accomplished Lady to Confederate ComposerCharleston Belles Abroad: The Music Collections of Harriet Lowndes, Henrietta Aiken, and Louisa Rebecca McCord, and Unbinding Gentility: Women Making Music in the Nineteenth Century South (forthcoming, May 2021). She was a contributing editor for Beyond Boundaries: Music Circulation in Early Modern Britain, and has edited two volumes of 17th-century keyboard music. Her articles appear in Music & LettersJournal of the Society for American Music, and elsewhere. Professor Bailey’s current projects include a study of women, race, and music in the antebellum South; women preserving culture through music during the Civil War; and a relational database of binder’s volumes (bound volumes of sheet music), for which she has begun a blog.

MemberRyan T. Goodman

My research explores the intersection of gender and political culture in England and surrounding realms in the transition from the early to central (or ‘high’) middle ages, c. AD 900-1200, with a particular focus on the relationship between the ideals and practice of masculinity and kingship. I recently completed my PhD in Medieval History at the University of Manchester. My dissertation was entitled ‘”In a Father’s Place”: Anglo-Saxon Kingship and Masculinity in the Long Tenth Century.’ I completed my BA in History and Medieval & Renaissance Studies (2008) and my MA in European History (2012) at East Carolina University in Greenville, NC, where my MA thesis explored ‘The Role of Royal Power in the Formation of an Anglo-Saxon State, circa 400-900 AD.’ I previously served, from 2012–2015, as a Teaching Instructor in East Carolina University’s Department of History, as part of the Italy Intensives study abroad program based in Certaldo, Tuscany. While there, I also served as the program’s Academic Coordinator and Writing Center Director, as well as the Scholarship Committee Chair, Student Life Director, and Social Media Coordinator.

MemberLou Roper

I am SUNY Distinguished Professor of History at the State University of New York–New Paltz where I teach courses on early American and early modern English history.  I also serve as co-editor of The Journal of Early American History and the related book series, ‘The American Colonies, 1500-1830’, both published by Brill Academic Publishers of Leiden, the Netherlands.  If you have scholarly work related to early American history (very broadly defined), I would be very interested in seeing it.   I look forward to discussions of the issues addressed in that work but also to learning more about all aspects of early American history and the history of the early modern Anglo-British empire.