Emily Buhrow Rogers earned her PhD in sociocultural anthropology at Indiana University. Her dissertation explores the traditional arts of the Mississippi Band of Choctaw Indians. Her research focuses on traditional arts meaning and production, particularly along the lines of material gathering, knowledge transmission, and individual artists’ creativity and innovation in the works of artists in the MS Band of Choctaw Indians community. She also has a master’s degree in folklore from Indiana University. While at Indiana University, she served as the editorial assistant for the online, peer-reviewed, and open-access journal, Museum Anthropology Review.