Cynthia Schmidt, PhD
Cynthia Schmidt is an ethnomusicologist, documentarian, and Africanist. She earned her PhD in from UCLA. Her work with the Gullah in Georgia, is recognized in the award-winning film, "The Language You Cry In". She has lived and taught in many places, including at the University of Sierra Leone. Originally from Iowa, she is now closer to home, living near Omaha. She teaches ANT 179 Encountering Africa: Experiencing Our Shared Humanity.