C. Kurt Dewhurst, Michigan State University Museum
C. Kurt Dewhurst is Director of the Michigan State University Museum, a Professor of English, and Senior Fellow for University Outreach and Engagement at Michigan State University. His research interests include cultural change and continuity in folk arts, material culture, ethnicity, occupational folk culture and cultural policy. Since 1997 he has been engaged in cultural studies and training programs with South African museum and cultural specialists. He also teaches MSU Study Abroad Programs in South Africa on expressive arts, cultural heritage, and museum studies. Among his curatorial projects is “Carriers of Culture: Living Native Basket Traditions,” a 2006 Smithsonian Folklife Festival Program, a forthcoming book, and traveling exhibition.