Folklorists Win Major NEH Grants

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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), received a $200,000 grant for their project “Sounds of California: Mapping the Music of Migration.”

Kimberly Marshall, director of the OU Arts and Humanities Forum and an associate professor of anthropology at the University of Oklahoma, Norman, received $500,000 for the project “New Stories of the West, for the West,” which will involve co-creation of a new Native American imprint at the University of Oklahoma Press.

And Theresa Vaughan, professor of Humanities at the University of Central Oklahoma received $360,029 for a project to hire students and compensate faculty advisors to continue and develop humanities programming with a focus on diversity and outreach.

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