About Jean R. Freedman
Jean R. Freedman earned a PhD in folklore and ethnomusicology from Indiana University in 1995. She is the author of Whistling in the Dark: Memory and Culture in Wartime London, a study of the interaction between cultural forms and political ideology in London during World War II. She has written for both scholarly and general interest publications, on topics including Jewish folk theater, women in the Civil War, Scottish folk songs, and computers. She teaches part-time at Montgomery College and George Washington University, and conducts theater workshops that focus on performing personal stories.