As we begin planning for our next phase at the TU Institute for Bob Dylan Studies (with some exciting announcements coming soon), we’d like to welcome four new board members to our team. Our board members play a key role in helping us shape our vision for the Institute and plan events, publications, digital media, and more.
The following members will be joining us, and we are grateful for the knowledge and advice they’ll undoubtedly impart:
Laura Tenschert is the host of Definitely Dylan, a weekly radio show about Bob Dylan and his cultural impact, on London’s Resonance FM. She completed her BA and MA in Comparative Literary Studies at Goldsmiths University of London. Her interests include the reception history of Dylan’s work, with a focus on how the discourse is shaped by the voices participating in the conversation. https://www.definitelydylan.com/
Robert Spoo earned his JD from the Yale Law School, where he was Executive Editor of the Yale Law Journal. After graduating, he served as law clerk for the Honorable Sonia Sotomayor, of the US Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit and practiced for several years with law firms in New York, Oklahoma, and San Francisco, providing litigation services and advice in the areas of copyrights, trademarks, and other intellectual property. As an attorney, Professor Spoo has represented authors, scholars, documentary filmmakers, record companies, and other creators and users of intellectual property.
Ann Powers is an American writer and pop music critic. She is a music critic for NPR and a contributor at the Los Angeles Times, where she was previously chief pop critic. She has also served as pop critic at The New York Times and an editor at The Village Voice. Powers is the author of Weird Like Us: My Bohemian America, a memoir; Good Booty: Love and Sex, Black & White, Body and Soul in American Music, on eroticism in American pop music; and Piece by Piece, co-authored with Tori Amos.
Anne-Marie Mai is a Danish author and professor of Danish literature at the Department of Literature, Culture and Media, University of Southern Denmark. In 2009, she became chairman of the Ministry of Culture’s research committee . Anne-Marie Mai has published numerous works on Danish poetry and literature. She is also author of the book, Bob Dylan the Poet.