Thomas (Tom) A. DuBois received his PhD in Folklore and Folklife from the University of Pennsylvania in 1990. His dissertation focused on Southeast Asian refugee students in Philadelphia public and parochial schools. From 1990 to 2000, he worked as a professor of Scandinavian Studies at the University of Washington, Seattle. Since 2000, he has worked as a professor of Scandinavian Studies and folklore at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. His research and teaching focus primarily on Finnish and Sámi cultures, as well as cultural maintenance and revitalization among the Indigenous nations of Wisconsin. He is a past co-editor of JAF (2010-14).