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The Folklore Program at the University of Oregon is one of a few major centers of folkloristic research in the United States. With more than thirty participating faculty, our program provides an interdisciplinary approach to a Masters Degree, allowing students to create a focused course of study in their areas of interest.


Dr. Carol Silverman Featured in Cascade Magazine

With a focus on her course offerings, longtime fieldwork and advocacy, and imminent new book, Cascade Magazine features Dr. Carol Silverman in the Winter 2017 issue.  To see the full article, visit http://cascade.uoregon.edu/winter2017/social-sciences/global-gypsies/

Dr. Loren Kajikawa Lecture, “Listening to Hamilton in the Age of Trump”

The hit Broadway musical “Hamilton” gets praise for its focus on diversity and inclusion, but UO musicologist Loren Kajikawa cautions fans to hold their applause — at least some of it.

Kajikawa credits the musical with drawing attention to racism by retelling the story of the nation’s founders through marginalized groups, but he argues that its narrative overlooks an economic inequality that continues to limit many Americans. Kajikawa will address this discrepancy in his upcoming Quack Chats pub talk, “Listening to Hamilton in the Age of Trump,” at 6 p.m. Wednesday, March 8, in

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Folklore Professor Daniel Wojcik’s new book gets inside the world of outsider art

On January 3, UO English professor and folklorist Daniel Wojcik was featured in an article in AroundtheO that highlights his latest book, “Outsider Art: Visionary Worlds and Trauma”. Wojcik examines and challenges the genre of “outsider art” and inserts his unique academic perspective into a conversation that’s been dominated by the art collectors, critics and dealers who drive demand for these pieces. His research attempts to humanize a group of artists he says are frequently marginalized and disempowered. Read the entire article here.

 



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