Maribel Alvarez Discusses How Folklore Serves as a Lens in Studying Global Issues

Folklore Works, Folklorists in the News

Maribel Alvarez describes folklore as a discipline that understands the ways of knowing that is grasped by oral tradition and observation, serving as an alternative entry point in addressing global issues such as climate change. Alvarez also introduces a new project, ClimateLore, a planned yearlong series of stories focusing on the impacts of climate on cultural traditions, language, and work. 

See Andy Ober, “A Deeper Level of Knowing: Folklorists Tackle Global Issues,” The University of Arizona News (May 27, 2020):

We sometimes make mistakes, and we are happy to correct any errors that you may come across on our site. If you find an error, please let us know using the “submit a correction” link.

  • This field is for validation purposes and should be left unchanged.

Share your news

Have some important news to share? We can help you get it out there! Fill out the submission form and send it our way.