announcement from Southwest Folklife Alliance It is with humility and sadness that we share our beloved teacher, elder, and Tucson Meet Yourself Folklife Festival co-founder, Dr. James S. “Big Jim” Griffith has transitioned from this earth. Big Jim passed quietly and peacefully

We are saddened to learn of the passing of Professor Emeritus Mehmet İlhan Başgöz on April 13, 2021 in Ankara, Turkey at the age of 100. In his own words, he was born in the Anatolian town Gemerek-Sivas “during the barley harvesting

By Simon Bronner — I am saddened to report the passing on March 23, 2021, of Dr. Shirley Arora, Professor Emerita of Spanish and Portuguese at UCLA and a Fellow of the American Folklore Society. She was born June 3, 1930 in

Folklorist and Indiana University Professor Roger L. Janelli passed away on January 19, 2021 in Korea. Dr. Janelli was a faculty member at Indiana University for 32 years in the Departments of Folklore and East Asian Languages and Cultures. He was a

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