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2014-2015 Members

Michael Fleming Jen Gunderman Doug Howard Mark Allen Jackson Kim Roberts Johnson
Will Leggett Bill Levine Amy Macy Joseph Morgan Rachel Morris
Martha Norkunas Odessa Settles Stephen Shearon Louis Woods  

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Will Leggett, Associate Professor of Sociology and Anthropology (MTSU)

William H. Leggett (PhD, University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign, 2003) is a Cultural Anthropologist specialized in issues of globalization, work, and the cultural dynamics of human mobility. Dr. Leggett has published extensively on the interesting cultural encounters that take place in and around the transnational corporate offices of Southeast Asia. It was during his time in Jakarta, Indonesia that Dr. Leggett became interested in popular music as both a local and a global phenomenon. Dr. Leggett spent time with Indonesian hip-hop, dangdut, and pop artists, often until the wee hours of the morning, discussing the ways that a chosen musical genre could be simultaneously an expression of regional, national, and global identity. Further research led Dr. Leggett to consider issues of class and gender in relation to these same musics. His current research concerns the changing demographics of Middle Tennessee, specifically on the challenges immigrants and refugees recently settled in Rutherford County face in maintaining a healthy diet and lifestyle.


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