Isaiah Green is from Waynesville, North Carolina and is a PhD student in Ethnomusicology at Indiana University where he also currently serves as a graduate assistant for the Diverse Environmentalisms Research Team (DERT). He graduated from East Tennessee State University with a Bachelor in Music with a concentration in vocal performance in 2017. He completed a Master of Music with a concentration in musicology at the University of Tennessee, Knoxville in 2019. His research focuses on musical expression in Pagan spiritual practices and their connections to the environment. He has presented on ecomusicology at the Annual Meeting of the American Musicological Society and the Music of the Sea Symposium in Mystic, Connecticut, and will present at the National Meeting of the Society of Ethnomusicology in October of 2021. He is currently conducting fieldwork with Pagan musicians and historical research on witchcraft in North America.
Karine Aguiar de Sousa Saunier
Karine Aguiar de Sousa Saunier is a recording artist and researcher born and raised in the city of Manaus, nested in the heart of the Brazilian Amazon rainforest. She has a masters in Environmental Sciences and Sustainability in the Amazon (Universidade Federal do Amazonas) and now is a PhD candidate at Universidade de Campinas (UNICAMP), where is developing a research project with Amazonian Ecomusicologies under Suzel Ana Reily’s supervision and funded by Coordenação de Aperfeiçoamento de Pessoal de Nível Superior (CAPES).
Laura Magnusson is a queer Canadian artist and filmmaker, with a focus on video, sculpture, performance, and underwater research-creation. She is currently pursuing a PhD in Interdisciplinary Humanities at Concordia University in Montreal, Quebec, researching the capacity of multimodal artforms to elucidate felt experiences of trauma resulting from sexual violence. She holds an MFA in Interdisciplinary Art from Penny W. Stamps School of Art & Design at the University of Michigan (2019), and a BFA from The School of Art at the University of Manitoba (2010), where she has a permanent public sculpture on display.