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
Katherine Borland, past AFS Executive Board member and Director of the Ohio State University Center for Folklore Studies, will give the opening keynote on June 20 at the upcoming SIEF congress in Helsinki, Finland. Borland’s presentation, “Slow Activism: Lessons from Citizen Scientists,”
Dr. Nancy Yan recently talked to Dr. Margaret Magat, author of Balut: Fertilized Eggs and the Making of Culinary Nationalism, a rich study and deep analysis of one part of Asian American foodways. Balut is a fertilized egg that is boiled and eaten
Dr. Pravina Shukla was recently named a Provost Professor at Indiana University. The Provost Professor Award is given each year by the Office of the Provost and the Office of the Vice Provost for Faculty and Academic Affairs. It is intended to bring
Valdimar Tr. Hafstein, Professor of Folklore and Ethnology at the University of Iceland, will serve as the keynote speaker for “Cultural Policy Beyond the Here and Now: What do we owe to Future Generations?” on Monday, June 7 at 3:10 PM EDT.
Dr. Cristina Benedetti will deliver the lecture, “Gathering on the National Mall: Infrastructures, Logistics, and Political Meaning-Making” on May 27, 2021 at 2:00 PM EDT. The National Mall in Washington, DC is a site of human meaning-making animated by various kinds of