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Ph.D. University of California, Los Angeles, 1992
- Alternative Spiritualities and New Religious Movements
- Apocalyptic Beliefs, Millenarianism, and Popular Eschatology
- Contemporary Folklore Studies, Cultural Theory, and Urban Ethnology
- Pilgrimage and Spiritual Tourism
- Subcultures and Popular Culture
- Visionary and “Outsider” Artists
- Folklore and Religion
- History of Folklore Theory and Research
- Introduction to Folklore
- Popular Culture and Folklore
- Track Town Traditions and the Culture of Running
- Apocalypse Now and Then: The End of the World in American Culture and Consciousness
- Folk Art, Visionary Art, and Vernacular Traditions
- The End of the World As We Know It: Faith, Fatalism, and Apocalypse in America, New York University Press, 1997.
- Punk and Neo-Tribal Body Art, University Press of Mississippi, 1995.
- “Avertive Apocalypticism.” In the Oxford Handbook of Millennialism. ed. Catherine Wessinger. pp. 66-88. London: Oxford University Press, 2011. (Click here to read article)
- “Spirits, Apparitions, and Traditions of Supernatural Photography.” Visual Resources: An International Journal of Documentation25, no 1-2 (March-June 2009): 109-136. Special Issue, Visualizing the Invisible: Visionary Technologies in Religious and Cultural Contexts. (Click here to read article)
- “Pre’s Rock: Pilgrimage, Ritual, and Runner’s Traditions at the Roadside Shrine for Steve Prefontaine.” In Shrines and Pilgrimage in the Modern World: New Itineraries into the Sacred, ed. Peter Jan Margry, pp. 201-237. Amsterdam: University of Amsterdam Press, 2008. (Click here to read article) (Click here for photos of Pre’s Rock)
- “Outsider Art, Vernacular Traditions, Trauma and Creativity.” Western Folklore 67, no. 2 & 3 (Spring/Summer 2008): 179-198.
- “Apocalyptic and Millenarian Aspects of American UFOism.” In UFO Religions, ed. Christopher Partridge, pp. 274-300. London and New York: Rouledge (2003).
Works in Progress:
- Outsider Art Realms: Visionary Worlds, Trauma, and Transformation.
- For media coverage of Professor Wojcik’s research on apocalyptic and millennial movements, see the Oregon Quarterly,“12/21/2012: Doomsday or Deliverance?” and ”Music for the End of the World” and Cascade Magazine, ”The End of the World as We Know it (Again).”
- American Academy of Religion
- American Folklore Society
- International Communal Studies Association
- International Society for Contemporary Legend Research
- Société Internationale d’Ethnologie et de Folklore (SIEF)
- Society for the Scientific Study of Religion
- Society for Utopian Studies
- Western States Folklore Society