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Press Room

The American Folklore Society invites all inquiries from members of the media interested in the compelling and timely news and research emerging from the folklore community.

Folklorists study the traditional art, stories, knowledge, and practices of a people. We are active in all areas of our society, studying expressive culture in education, healthcare, poverty, and immigration. And folklorists are experts in a wide range of topics, including issues recently covered in the news such as fake news, cryptozoology, legends, holidays, internet memes, traditional and world music, the supernatural, and COVID-19.

Contact Us

The AFS Find an Expert database will connect you directly to experts according to subject area, geographic area, or subfield. If you need additional help finding a source for a story, email us with your query.

For general questions about folklore, you may also contact:

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Resources for the Press

What is Folklore? The Answer at a Glance

About the American Folklore Society

Press Registration for the Annual Meeting: contact [email protected]
(812) 856-2422

Folklorists in the News