What Folklorists Do: Professional Possibilities in Folklore Studies Is Now Available for Pre-Order

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Cover design for the book "What Folklorists Do".

The Indiana University Press has just announced that What Folklorists Do: Professional Possibilities in Folklore Studies, edited by former AFS executive director Timothy Lloyd, will be available for pre-order this week with an official publication date of October 5 (though the book is likely to be available earlier).

Cover design for the book "What Folklorists Do".

What Folklorists Do comprises 76 brief personal essays, by folklorists from across the spectrum of the field, that describe the range of work their authors do and evidence the ways these colleagues’ training in folklore studies informs that work. The editor’s introductory essay stresses the contributions an education in our field and in the humanities can make to effective scholarship, teaching, leadership, communication, advocacy, and public service across our society. What Folklorists Do is a practical demonstration, through more than six dozen case studies, of the deep and enduring value of folklore studies as a core humanities discipline.

The IU Press’s main webpage for the book is, which includes a table of contents, praise for the book from reviewers, and links to order it from the IU Press, Amazon, Barnes and Noble, Bookshop, and Books-a-Million.

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