AFS Is Every Day
Many people hear “AFS” and think “annual meeting,” but AFS is every day, not just in October! Throughout the year, you can participate in our community and our work in ways large and small. (We hope you’ll also attend the annual meeting, though!)
Be a part of the premier professional society in the world devoted to folklore.
Spread the Word!
One of the most powerful ways to get involved is by becoming an advocate for the field and sharing all the wonderful things we do as folklorists and cultural practitioners.
Join AFS Sections
Join the conversation in any of more than 30 special interest groups.
Even better, you can help shape the conversation! Section activities depend on the vision and commitment of section members.
Make Your Voice Heard
Help choose the AFS leaders who guide and govern the Society on behalf of its community of members. Vote in each annual election!
AFS also invites members to recommend candidates for leadership positions and for the AFS Fellows. If we receive your recommendations outside the timetable required for each nomination process, your suggestions may be carried forward for the following year. Contact Executive Director Jessica A. Turner for more information.
Share Your Photos
The American Folklore Society (AFS) needs images to feature in AFS publications, including the AFS website, that reflect the diversity of the work of folklore, encompassing the creative traditions of diverse communities and the diverse work methodologies of folklorists. If you make images or work with repositories of dynamic visual materials, consider sharing some images to represent our field. If your work is selected, AFS will credit and promote your contribution.
Volunteer at AFS
Want to be in the room where it happens? You can contribute to AFS activities in a range of ways, from giving a few hours at the annual meeting to serving on a committee that advises on current and future work.
Many service positions are appointed, and some elected. Are you willing to be called upon, now or in the future?
Your contribution supports our ongoing activities, advances our long-term goals, and sustains us for the future.
Your generosity also makes it possible for others to get involved!