Dr. Joyce Marie Jackson has been honored for Lifetime Contributions to the Humanities by the Louisiana Endowment for the Humanities. According to the LEH website, the award “recognizes those who have supported and been involved in public appreciation of issues central to
Folklorist, civic leader, and educator Susan Eleuterio has been elected chair of the board of directors of Illinois Humanities.
The Smithsonian Magazine featured folklorist Ashley Minner in a recent Q&A highlighting her career and her new position as an assistant curator at the Smithsonian's National Museum of the American Indian.
Folklorist and AFS member Tim Tangherlini was recently interviewed by The Guardian for a story about COVID conspiracy theories. In the article, Tangherlini discusses how he and his colleagues at UCLA and Berkeley used Danish witchcraft folklore as a model for understanding
The National Endowment for the Humanities announced major grants for organizations led by folklorists Kimberly Marshall, Theresa Vaughan and Amy Kitchener this month as part of the American Rescue Plan. Amy Kitchener, executive director of the Alliance for California Traditional Arts (ACTA),
Minnesota Governor Tim Walz and Lieutenant Governor Peggy Flanagan named folklorist Gwen Nell Westerman as its poet laureate on Thursday. She is the first person of Native American descent to hold the state role.
The Utah-based local web publication Cachevalleydaily.com recently profiled folklorist Elaine Thatcher in honor of her retirement as executive director of the Summerfest Arts Faire in Logan County, UT.
Folklorist Nic Hartmann was recently the subject of a profile in the Cedar Rapids, Iowa-based newspaper The Gazette.
The Indiana University Press has just announced that What Folklorists Do: Professional Possibilities in Folklore Studies, edited by former AFS executive director Timothy Lloyd, will be available for pre-order this week with an official publication date of October 5 (though the book is
We’re excited by the news that IU Folklore and Ethnomusicology doctoral candidate Gloria M. Colom Braña started her work this week as the Historic Preservation Program Manager with the City of Bloomington, Indiana. Gloria had been working with AFS this past year,