The Association of Western States Folklorists (AWSF) is an informal group of public folklorists in the Western U.S., which also welcomes folklorists from other regions, former Westerners, eternal Westerners, and anyone with an interest in the West. We stay in touch with a listserv to share projects and jobs, ask questions, pass on news, and organize the occasional Zoom happy hour; we hope someday to return to in-person meetings.
We recently moved our listserv from one hosted at Utah State to a Google Group called AWSF. Anyone interested in joining the list can email AFS at [email protected] to get in touch with the moderators; please include a short explanation of your interest in the group. Moderators are Andrea Graham, Josh Chrysler, Steven Hatcher, and Makaela Kroin.
We also have a little-used Facebook group, Association of Western States Folklorists (AWSF), which anyone is welcome to follow.
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