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2010-11 Misher Visiting Professor of Humanities

Nick SpitzerNick Spitzer, PhD
Nick Spitzer is the host of American Routes, a weekly public radio program that highlights the American musical and cultural landscape. His program is the most widely heard regular presence of tradition-derived and community-based music on public radio today. Currently a professor of Anthropology and American Studies at Tulane University, Dr. Spitzer was Louisiana’s first State Folklorist and the founding director of the Louisiana Folklife Program; he has also been the senior folklife specialist at the Smithsonian Institution, and a commentator and producer for NPR, CBS, and ABC.

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