PhD, University of Colorado at Boulder
BA, Bowling Green State University, Ohio
Dr. Robert Gardner teaches sociology, anthropology and environmental studies at Linfield College.
His publications address tradition and authenticity in popular music, bluegrass music and culture, and portable communities associated with music festivals. He is currently co-editing a volume in a book series on the sociology of popular music, and complements his research on traditional music by playing bluegrass guitar.
Nadene LeCheminant, Media Relations