Christopher Goertzen

Professor Chris Goertzen teaches at the University of Southern Mississippi. He co-edited the Europe volume of The Garland Encyclopedia of World Music (2000), and authored Fiddling for Norway: Revival and Identity (1997), Southern Fiddlers and Fiddle Contests (2008), Made in Mexico: Tradition, Tourism, and Political Ferment in Oaxaca (2010) and George P. Knauff’s Virginia Reels and the History of American Fiddling (2017). Current projects include books on Antebellum American Fiddling (half done?) and Intensification of Revived Traditional Arts (barely launched). He owns dozens of guitars, and doesn’t understand why more people don’t have enchiladas for breakfast.