Margaret Hiebert Beissinger teaches in the Department of Slavic Languages and Literatures at Princeton University (United States). Her field is Balkan oral traditions, and her current research focuses on Romani traditional culture and music-making in southern Romania. She has authored numerous articles and The Art of the Lăutar: The Epic Tradition of Romania and is coeditor of both Epic Traditions in the Contemporary World: The Poetics of Community (with Jane Tylus and Susanne Wofford) and Manele in Romania: Cultural Expression and Social Meaning in Balkan Popular Music (with Speranța Rădulescu and Anca Giurchescu). She is currently editing the Oxford Handbook of Slavic and East European Folklore.
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