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2017 Folklore Program Commencement

The Folklore Program will be holding its 2017 commencement ceremony at 12:30 pm, Monday, June 19, in the Memorial Quad. Please fill out the form at by 11:59 P.M., May 18 to have your name included in the English Department/Folklore Program Commencement Program. Visit for full details about the University Commencement Ceremony.

Congratulations, graduates!

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.

Dr. Daniel Wojcik Featured in Cascade Magazine

Daniel Wojcik was a child when he first encountered the art of the untrained.

During trips, his family was always stopping at one roadside attraction or another. He was amazed by the famous Watts Towers of Los Angeles, made of rebar and concrete and reaching 90 feet into the air; Bottle Village, a collection of shrines and mosaic walkways in Southern California composed of landfill discards and found objects—25 years in the making—left him fascinated and wanting to learn more.

(Read The Whole Story Here)

Dr. Carol Silverman to Present “Global Gypsy: Appropriation, Hybridity and Race”

On June 2 at noon in PLC 159, Dr. Carol Silverman of the Folklore Program and Department of Anthropology will present from her research on Balkan “Gypsy” music.

Work-in-Progress and Books-in-Print talks is sponsored by the Oregon Humanities Center.

Talks by OHC fellows on their current research or recently published books. All talks take place on Fridays at noon in the OHC Conference Room, 159 PLC. All are welcome to attend. Brown-bag lunches are welcome. Seating is limited; early arrival is recommended.

“Global Gypsy: Appropriation, Hybridity and Race”

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2017 UO Folklore Rogue Graduation Ceremony

2017 UO Folklore Rogue Graduation Ceremony


The UO Folklore Program will celebrate its annual Rogue Graduation Ceremony on Saturday, June 17, from 2-5 PM.  All Folklore faculty, graduate and undergraduate students, and FOF (Friends of Folklore) are welcome to attend.  This annual event combines tradition, humor, absurdity, and pride of accomplishment with community and libations.


For more information, contact UO Folklore Director of Undergraduate Studies Dr. John Baumann at



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