Norma is the Norine R. and T. Frank Murchison Distinguished Professor of the Humanities at Trinity University, a prolific creative writer and poet, and promoter of community-based folklore programs.
Marilyn is a retired professor of anthropology at Kean University, where she taught 1985-2011. Her research centers on African American and family folklore, stratification, and jokes. She has conducted long-term research in Little Cayman.
Luisa is an independent scholar who has worked in the academy and the public sector. Her research interests include Italian, Italian American, and Canadian folklife and oral history, and she is the founder of the Italian Oral History Institute.
Tom is a professor of anthropology at Butler University. His research centers on American Indian studies, language and culture, religious and sacred narrative, and contemporary legend, among others.
Emily is currently a visiting scholar at the Schusterman Center for Jewish Studies at the University of Texas at Austin. Her research interests include cultural imaginaries, social justice, and life histories.
Fariha is the Associate Director of the Asian American Studies program at the University of Pennsylvania. Her current research includes South Asian American Muslims, Pakistani American culture, and the Asian American community.
Amanda is the Education Program Director for CityLore, a cultural heritage center based in New York City. Among her research interests are urban culture, occupational culture, family folklore, and folk arts in education.
Thomas is a professor of Scandinavian folklore, folklore, and religious studies at the University of Wisconsin-Madison and the chair of the German, Nordic and Slavic department. His research interests include tradition, Finnish, Sámi, and medieval Nordic cultures.
Ellen is the Executive Director of New York Folklore. Her research interests include occupational folklife and folklore, climate change, refugee and immigrant inclusion and adaptation, and the intersection of culture and the environment.
Mintzi is an assistant professor at Providence College. Her research interests include youth culture, cultural continuity and transformation, performance of rituals and festivals, performance of indigenous identity, and vernacular cultural practices in the Americas.
Fernando is a senior lecturer of folklore and ethnomusicology at Indiana University. His research interests include hip hop music and culture, popular music, subculture studies, body art, and youth cultures among others.
Langston is Director of the Center for Washington Cultural Traditions, a program of Humanities Washington and the Washington State Arts Commission. His research interests include urban folklife, African American folklife, and hip hop culture.
Jessica serves as the Executive Director of the American Folklore Society. Her research interests include museum studies and ethnic minority performances and heritage tourism in Guangxi Province in southwestern China.