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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
- Folklore of Subcultures
- 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 recent 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).” In December 2012, Wojcik conducted fieldwork among pilgrims who travelled to the ancient Maya pyramid at Chichén Itzá, and he will publish his findings in Nova Religio: The Journal of Alternative and Emergent Religions.
- 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