Folklorists’ Insight on Hot News Topics
Smithsonian Magazine: A Q&A with the Smithsonian’s First Curator from the Lumbee Tribe
House Committee on Appropriations: The Effects of COVID-19 on Arts and Humanities Organizations
Atlanta Journal Constitution: Women potters of North Georgia step out of the long shadow cast by men
Texas Public Radio: Hispanic? Chicano? Latinx? What’s In A Name?
Western Kentucky University Public Radio: What’s Fake News Got to Do With Folklore? WKU Professor Explores Connections in New Article
The Meiji at 150 Podcast: Episode 71 – Dr. Michael Dylan Foster (UC Davis) discusses yōkai, the supernatural spirits and monsters of Japan
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Folklorists in the News
- CNN’s United Shades of America Features Crystal Good, Founder of Black By God: The West VirginianSixth-generation West Virginian Black writer-poet, advocate, entrepreneur, culture worker, and newspaper publisher Crystal Good was the feature and consulting producer on the 2022 “Black in Appalachia” episode of United Shades of America with W. Kamau Bell for CNN.
- The Progressive Magazine Spotlights “A Network of Hope” Built by Milwaukee Field SchoolThe University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee’s Buildings-Landscapes-Cultures Field School, led by Arijit Sen, is featured in “Learning to Listen: How a university project to document Milwaukee neighborhood stories has created a ‘network of hope'” in The Progressive Magazine.
- AFS Initiative to Preserve Ukrainian Cultural Heritage Featured in Time MagazineTime Magazine reports on Ukrainian museums’ efforts to protect their cultural artifacts from the ongoing Russian invasion, including the American Folklore Society’s efforts to arrange cloud storage space for digital material.
- Merrill Kaplan Discusses “Goblin Mode” in SlateMerrill Kaplan, Associate Professor of Folklore and Scandinavian Studies at The Ohio State University, was recently featured in a Slate Q&A on the topic of “goblin mode” in recent viral media articles.
- Jeannie B. Thomas’ SLAP Test Method for “Honing Your BS Detector” Appears in Skeptical Inquirer MagazineFolklorist Jeannie B. Thomas’s “SLAP” Test, a rubric for detecting legend and conspiracy theories, was recently featured in Skeptical Inquirer Magazine, a publication of the Committee for Skeptical Inquiry published by the Center for Inquiry, under the apt title “Honing Your BS Detector: Conspiracy Theories and the SLAP Test.”)