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Executive Board

Tom Mould, J. Earl Danieley Distinguished Professor of Anthropology and Folklore; Chair, Department of Sociology and Anthropology, Elon University.

PhD and MA Folklore, Indiana University. BA English Literature. Director of the Honors Program (2013-17), Director of the Program for Ethnographic Research and Community Studies (2003-14). Advisory Board Journal of Folklore Research (2016-present), AFS Media and Public Information standing committee (2004-2014), AFS-sponsored Teagle Grant (2009-2011), Advisory Board Mormon Studies Book Series (2013-present). Author of Still, the Small Voice: Revelation, Personal Narrative and the Mormon Folk Tradition (2011), Choctaw Tales (2004), and Choctaw Prophecy: A Legacy of the Future (2003). Co-editor of The Individual and Tradition: Folkloristic Perspectives (2011) with Ray Cashman and Pravina Shukla, and Latter-day Lore: Mormon Folklore Studies (2013) with Eric Eliason. Current book: Overthrowing the Queen: The Narrative Tradition of Welfare in America. Editor of special issue for Journal of American Folklore: “Fake News.” Documentary videos include a 7-part series on Indiana folklife, 4 episodes on Kentucky folk arts, and a documentary on kiln openings in North Carolina. Public outreach projects include permanent museum exhibit at the Mebane Historical Museum, fieldwork training and documentation at the Choctaw Tribal Archives, and “Voices of Welfare” project with local community partners involving material and online exhibits and resources.