Oliver N. Greene, Associate Professor (History, Literature and World Music) teaches courses on world music, popular music in the US, and carnival traditions. He produced seven world music and dance shows at GSU, each focusing on different global cultural tradition. Recent publications in Fire!!!: The Multimedia Journal of Black Studies (2020) and Caribbean Quarterly (2019) focus on the music and culture of the Black Masking Indians (the Mardi Gras Indians) of New Orleans. His book, the Garifuna Music Reader (2018) and website http://musicdiaspora.com/garifuna/,are an overview of the culture’s music and related rituals. He has published chapters on Garifuna music in Sun, Sea, and Sound: Music and Tourism (2014) and The Garifuna: A Nation Across Borders (2005), journal articles in Caribbean Quarterly (2014), Senderos: Revista d’Etnomusicologia (2013), Black Music Research Journal (1998, 2002), and has articles/entries the following encyclopedias: Bloomsbury Encyclopedia of Popular Music of the World (2014), Grove Dictionary of Popular Music (2013), Concise Garland Encyclopedia of World Music (2008), Continuum Encyclopedia of Popular Music of the World (2005), and the Garland Encyclopedia of World Music (1998). His documentary film “Play, Jankunu Play: The Garifuna Wanaragua Ritual of Belize” (2007) has been screened internationally in several locations and he created the website Garifuna Music & Ritual Art for Médiatheque Caraïbe, Lameca (Guadeloupe, French West Indies). He was a Rockefeller Fellow at the Center for Black Music Research at Columbia College Chicago. He holds a Ph.D. in musicology (emphasis ethnomusicology) from Florida State University, master’s degrees in voice and sacred music from Southern Methodist University, and a bachelors in voice from the College Conservatory of Music at the University of Cincinnati.