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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.



Adrian Engstrom von Alten – Wayne Morse Scholar

Adrian Engstrom von Alten, who graduated in Spring 2015 with a degree in Folklore and Sociology, traveled to Nepal to teach for ten weeks for his Wayne Morse Scholars Program practicum.  You can read the article about his experience.

Click Here — Wayne Morse Article


Jayanthi Raman Dance Company

Jayanthi Raman’s ANUBHAVA: Dance of India

Soreng Theater Saturday, October 3, 2015 at 7:00 PM $18-$29; college, youth and senior discounts available

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Portland’s renowned Indian dancer-choreographer leads a cast of seven international professional dancers in an authentic and traditional presentation in the Bharatha Natyam classical and ancient dance style from South India. Elegant, authentic costuming, lighting and classical music add beauty to the concert. English narration and explanations will be provided so audiences can follow the theme of the pieces performed.

Jayanthi Raman is 2015 recipient of the



Call for Book Proposals

The University of Illinois Press, the University Press of Mississippi, and the University of Wisconsin Press, in cooperation with the American Folklore Society and with the support of the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, invite proposals to a workshop at the 2011 conference of the American Folklore Society for authors working on their first book. Up to six authors will be selected to participate in a full day of intensive activities devoted to critiquing and developing their individual projects  Projects selected for the workshop will be candidates for publication in the Presses’ new