By Simon Bronner — I am saddened to report the passing on March 23, 2021, of Dr. Shirley Arora, Professor Emerita of Spanish and Portuguese at UCLA and a Fellow of the American Folklore Society. She was born June 3, 1930 in

The American Folklore Society deplores acts of racist violence and harassment directed at Asians, Asian Americans, and Pacific Islanders. We have signed the statement condemning anti-Asian violence issued by the American Council of Learned Societies as well as the statement of the

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