AboutExecutive Board

Jerrilyn M. McGregory

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Executive Board 2023-2025

Jerrilyn M. McGregory is a professor in folklore in the Department of English, Florida State University. Her career began working for the Philadelphia Folklore Project (PFP) during graduate school at the University of Pennsylvania, where she obtained a PhD in Folklore and Folklife. Auspiciously, in 1989, AFS intended to meet there to celebrate its first century. While ABD, she was offered a tenure-track job at the University of Georgia. Soon thereafter, Wiregrass Country beckoned her to conduct ethnographic research in a little known region of the South, and Florida State University was close by. She has since published three monographs. One Grand Noise: Boxing Day in the Anglicized Caribbean World won the 2022 Chicago Prize in folklore. She has served as president of the Florida Folklore Society and chaired the Florida Folklife Council as well as the AFS Cultural Diversity Committee.