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Folklore Faculty and Staff

Lisa Gilman, Program Director
Office: 447 PLC
Phone: (541)346-3967

Program Secretary - Beth Magee, 541-346-1505,

Core Folklore Faculty

John Baumann, Instructor (folklore, religion, ecology, music, Native American studies) A.A.S., 1979, State Univ. of New York; B.A., 1986, State Univ. of New York; M.S., 1998, UO; Ph.D., 2001, UC Santa Barbara.

Doug Blandy, Professor (art and community service, art and special populations)
B.S., 1974, Ohio; M.A., 1979; Ph.D., 1983, Ohio State.

Dianne Dugaw, Professor (British folklore, ballads, folk song, 18th-century literature) B.A., 1971, Portland; M.Mus., 1974, Univ. of Colorado; Ph.D., 1982, UCLA.

John Fenn, Assistant Professor (ethnomusicology, multimedia and the arts).
B.A., 1992, University of California-San Diego; M.A., 1998, Indiana University; Ph.D., 2004, Indiana University.

Lisa Gilman, Associate Professor (folklore, performance studies, gender, African Studies) B.A., 1993, Oregon; M.A., 1996, Ph.D., 2001, Indiana.

Gantt GurleyAssistant Professor (German and Scandinavian folklore, narratology, fairy tales, Icelandic Saga) B.S., 1994, Bard College; M.A., 2002, UC Berkeley; PhD., 2007, UC Berkeley.

Loren Kajikawa, Assistant Professor (music) B.A. 1999, UC Berkeley; M.A. 2003; P.h.D. 2009, UCLA.

Dorothee Ostmeier, Professor (18th and 20th century German Literature, Culture, Philosophy with special focus on Poetry, Fairy Tales and Fantasy, Gender Studies, and Holocaust Literature) Saatsexamen 1984, M.A. Rutgers University 1985, P.h.D. Johns Hopkins.

Rachelle H. (Riki) Saltzman, Instructor (public folklore, foodways, ethnicity/identity, British folklore) B.A., 1977, University of Delaware; M.A., 1980, University of Texas at Austin; Ph.D., 1988, University of Texas at Austin.

Philip Scher, Associate Professor (Caribbean, politics of culture, transnationalism)
B.A., 1987, Brown; M.S. 1991, Ph.D., 1997, Pennsylvania.

Sharon R. Sherman, Professor Emerita (film studies, folklore, popular culture) M.A., UCLA; Ph.D, Indiana; Ph.B., Wayne State.

Carol Silverman, Professor (performance, eastern Europe, gender)
B.A., 1972, CUNY-City College; M.A., 1974, Ph.D., 1979, Pennsylvania.

Daniel Wojcik, Professor (folklore, alternative religions, subcultures, visionary art) B.A., 1978, California, Santa Barbara; M.A., 1986, Ph.D., 1992, University of California, Los Angeles.

Juan Eduardo “Ed” Wolf, Assistant Professor (ethnomusicology ) B.S. Chemical Engineering and BA Art Studio, 1993, University of Notre Dame, M.S. Chemical Engineering, 1995, Northwestern University, M.A. in Folklore and Ethnomusicology, 2007, Indiana University, Ph.D., 2013.

Participating Faculty

Roger Adkins, UO Study Abroad Programs

Ina Asim, History

Martha J. Bayless, English

Bob Bussel, Labor Education and Research Center

Carl R. Bybee, Journalism and Communication

Sonia De La Cruz, Journalism and Communication

Matthew Dennis, History

Patricia M. Dewey, Arts and Administration

Keith Eggener, History of Art and Architecture

James D. Fox, Library

Lori Hager, Arts and Administration

Kingston Heath, Historic Preservation

Kenneth I. Helphand, Landscape Architecture

Habib Iddrisu, Dance/Ethnomusicology

Lamia Karim, Anthropology

Ken Liberman, Sociology, Professor Emeritus

Phaedra Livingstone, Arts and Administration

Gabriela Martinez, Journalism and Communication

Debra L. Merskin, Journalism and Communication

Camilla Mortensen, Folklore

Julianne H. Newton, Journalism and Communication

Jeffrey Ostler, History

Gordon M. Sayre, English

Stephanie Wood, Education

Stephen R. Wooten, International Studies