AboutExecutive Board

Ann Ferrell

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Executive Board 2023-2025

Ann K. Ferrell is currently Associate Professor of Folk Studies at Western Kentucky University. Her experience includes undergraduate and graduate teaching, publicly engaged folklore research and programming such as festivals and exhibits, and serving as the Editor-in-Chief of the Journal of American Folklore (2016-2020). Much of her fieldwork has been with Kentucky farmers, resulting in publications such as Burley: Kentucky Tobacco in a New Century (University Press of Kentucky, 2013) as well as archival collections.  She is co-authoring a book of case studies of debates about issues of representation in folklore studies in the 1970s and 80s. She has been a member of the American Folklore Society since 1998.