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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.

James Revell Carr

James Revell Carr Wins Alan Merriam Prize in Ethnomusicology

Folklore Program alumnus Dr. James Revell Carr has been awarded the 2015 Alan Merriam Prize honoring the most distinguished English language monograph on the field of Ethnomusicology.  Dr. Carr graduated from the Folklore Program at the University of Oregon with a Master’s Degree, attained his Ph.D. in Ethnomusicology at UC Santa Barbara, and is presently an Associate Professor in Ethnomusicology at the University of North Carolina at Greensboro.  He teaches courses in American vernacular music and non-Western music cultures, and he directs the UNCG Old Time Ensemble. Carr’s



Folklore Faculty Presenting at “Rethinking Gender in Reading”

Folklore faculty Dr. Dorothee Ostmeier and Dr. Gantt Gurley will be a part of the colloquium “Rethinking Gender in Reading.”  The Colloquium is scheduled for February 18 and 19 in the Knight Library Browsing Room on the University of Oregon campus.

Friday, February 19, 10-12:30 session features

Dr. Ostmeier will be presenting “Human, All Too Human: Reading, and Gender Struggles in Spike Jonze’s Film Her”

Dr. Gurley will be presenting “Kafka’s Golem”

The full schedule is here


Art, Culture and Heritage: A Shanghai Based Field School

Program Overview

Art, Culture and Heritage: A Shanghai Based Field School participants will:

Be oriented to Shanghai’s arts and cultural heritage and the ways in which this heritage is being preserved, sustained, and interpreted as facilitated by national and regional planning efforts overseen by government entities

Be introduced to a folkloristic method for cultural research and interpretation.

Be oriented to’s mission and orientation to interpretation.

Discover how people living in Shanghai are shaping and expressing their cultural heritage.

Learn and apply multiple


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