James Owen, a doctoral student in history, was recently interviewed for a Graduate School 'Spotlight'. The web article notes that "under the direction of his advisor, Dr. Claudio Saunt, Owen’s multidisciplinary research includes narratives on the U.S., Caribbean, and Native American histories as well as in ethnomusicology, led by Dr. Jean Kidula, of the various hymns sung at the missions." For more information see the original article at the Graduate School website.