Bruce Conforth

add contact to address book

Conforth Bio 2013

Lecturer II

Surface Mail: 505 S. State Street | 3722 Haven Hall
Ann Arbor MI 48109-1045

Office Location(s): 3641 Haven Hall
Office Hours: Mondays and Wednesdays 1:00PM-3:30PM; Tuesdays and Thursdays 10:00AM-11:00AM
Phone: 734.615.4618
Fax: 734.936.1967
View Curriculum Vitae

  • Affiliation(s)
    • Faculty: Department of American Culture (AC)
  • Fields of Study
    • American blues music (especially pre-WWII), History of American popular music, 20th century American cultural history
  • About

    Dr. Conforth was the founding curator of the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and Museum.  He serves on the Executive Board of the Robert Johnson Blues Foundation and is a Director of the Blues Heritage Foundation.  He is also a performing blues musician.

  • Education
    • Ph.D., Indiana University, 1990
  • Awards
    • 2012 Golden Apple Award as Most Outstanding Professor
  • Research Areas of Interest
    • - American blues, folk, and popular music studies
      - African American cultural history
      - American folklore
      - American sub- and counter-cultures
  • Selected Publications:
  • Books
  • Articles
    • Numerous Articles, Living Blues, Western Folklore, Folklore Forum, Journal of American Folklore, Journal of Folklore Research