Mirva Johnson (PhD Candidate, Department of German, Nordic, and Slavic University of Wisconsin-Madison) received the 2022 Barbro Klein Prize in Nordic and Baltic Folklore.
The prize, sponsored by the Nordic and Baltic Folklore Section, is awarded to a student for an outstanding conference paper, article-length essay, or research-based media production on a folklore topic having to do with Northern Europe and/or the diasporas of its various peoples.
Johnson’s “‘We Wanted to Save Something While There Was Still Something Left’: Restoration and Cultural Maintenance at the Oulu Cultural and Heritage Center” was impressive as a well-rounded, polished essay combining historical and comparative background/context, with recent ethnographic work, including participant observation and thoughtfully reflexive commentary.
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