Oral Traditions in Contemporary China: Healing a Nation (2021, Lexington Books). Second place (along with Christy Williams) for the 2022 AFS Chicago Folklore Prize.
Mapping Fairy-Tale Space: Pastiche and Metafiction in Borderless Tales (2021, Wayne State University Press. Second place (shared with Juwen Zhang) for the 2022 AFS Chicago Folklore Prize.
On March 16 at 6:00 p.m. (CST), Todd Lawrence, Maria Lewis, and Lamont Pearley will host a livestream event offered by the AFS African American Section, the African American Folklorist, and Jack Dappa Blues featuring Notable Folklorists of Color creators and curators, Phyllis May-Machunda, Sojin Kim, and Olivia Cadaval.
Ceallaigh (“Kelly”) S. MacCath-Moran is a PhD candidate in Folklore at Memorial University of Newfoundland. Ceallaigh’s dissertation explores animal rights activism as a public performance of ethical belief through ethnographic interviews of activists and participant observation of animal rights demonstrations. Her passion for sharing folkloristics with scholars, storytellers, and the general public has found outlets in several digital media.
Ebony L Bailey's article, “(Re)Making the Folk: Black Representation and the Folk in Early American Folklore Studies" is featured by University of Illinois Press' celebration of Black History Month by sharing their favorite Black history publications.
The Executive Board of the American Folklore Society is pleased to announce that Dr. Rossina Zamora Liu has agreed to serve on the Board 2022-24. She brings wide-ranging experience in teaching, research, and community-based projects, as well as particular expertise in Asian American and Vietnamese American community truths and knowledge-making through storytelling and stories.
The Journal of Africana Religions has awarded its 2021 Albert J. Raboteau Prize for the Best Book in Africana Religions to Archives of Conjure: Stories of the Dead in Afrolatinx Cultures (Columbia University Press 2020), by Solimar Otero.
The Ohio State University has recognized Professor of Folklore Dorothy Noyes' AFS Kenneth Goldstein Award for Lifetime Academic Achievement with an article in its College of Arts and Sciences News. AFS awarded Noyes the 2021 Goldstein Award at its Annual Meeting in October.
In awarding the 2021 Kenneth Goldstein Award for Lifetime Academic Leadership to Dorothy Noyes at its Annual Meeting last October, the American Folklore Society celebrated her outstanding achievements in advancing the work of students and colleagues, of the Center for Folklore Studies at The Ohio State University, of the American Folklore Society, and of the field as a whole.
Varick Chittenden and Teresa Hollingsworth were named as the 2021 recipients of the AFS Benjamin A. Botkin prize for significant lifetime achievement in public folklore at the Annual Meeting in October. This prize, awarded each year by the AFS Executive Board and