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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 To Give Invited Lecturess

Dr. Carol Silverman is slated to deliver invited lectures at the Library of Congress, Brooklyn College, and New York University.  Details of the lectures can be found below. Carol Silverman is Professor of Cultural Anthropology and Folklore at the University of Oregon. She has done research with Roma for over 25 years in the Balkans, Western Europe and the US. Her work explores the intersection of politics, music, human rights, gender, and state policy with a focus on issues of representation. She is also a professional performer and teacher of Balkan music, and works with the NGO Voice of ...

Habib Iddrisu

Dr. Habib Iddrisu Featured in Performance Ensemble Dema

Dema, Agoro, Waasa. These are just a few of the many terms used by various ethnic groups in sub-Saharan Africa to describe the concept of a total performance experience. Dema combines dance, music, singing, and storytelling among others, with the intent to educate, learn, and to entertain.

Dema is a non-auditioned performance ensemble that is open to all UO students, regardless of their background and/or experience. The group uses the total performance concept to advance cross-cultural understanding, enrich students’ university-life experience through diversity, and broaden their worldview


Undergraduate Research Opportunities

VPRI Undergraduate Fellowship

Provides a $5,000 stipend to conduct research, creative scholarship or complete work on an innovative project full-time during the summer.

Deadline: April 8, 2016.



UO Undergraduate Symposium

The UO’s annual celebration of undergraduate research and creative scholarship. Students from every academic discipline can submit to present their research or creative work to members of the UO’s community of scholars.

Deadline: April 1, 2016


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