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Presenter(s)

Diana Baird N’Diaye

Diana Baird N’Diaye

Smithsonian Center for Folklife and Cultural Heritage

Diana Baird N’Diaye’s interdisciplinary training in anthropology, folklore, and visual studies—and her experience as a studio craft artist—support more than three decades of scholarly work, which focuses on expressive culture in Africa, the Caribbean, and the United States.

Sally Van de Water

Sally Van de Water

Smithsonian Center for Folklife and Cultural Heritage

Sally Van de Water is the program coordinator for The Will to Adorn Youth Access Program, and also coordinated the Will to Adorn program at the 2013 Smithsonian Folklife Festival. Before joining the staff of the Center for Folklife and Cultural Heritage in February 2013, she was the research coordinator for the Will to Adorn research projects in the US Virgin Islands and was a member of the advisory committee.