AFS aims for transparency in matters of governance.

Questions? Contact the AFS Executive Director.


The American Folklore Society, founded in 1888 in Cambridge, Massachusetts, and incorporated in Washington, DC, in 1978, is a non-profit organization with offices at Indiana University in Bloomington. AFS is registered as a 501(c)(3) organization with the Internal Revenue Service and the office of the Indiana Secretary of State.

The Executive Board, headed by a President and (depending upon the year) either a President-Elect or a Past President, provides leadership for the organization and governs the Society on behalf of its community of members.

The Current Election

AFS invites members to suggest candidates for consideration for the next election cycle. Contact Executive Director Jessica A. Turner to share your recommendations.