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.
With a focus on her course offerings, longtime fieldwork and advocacy, and imminent new book, Cascade Magazine features Dr. Carol Silverman in the Winter 2017 issue. To see the full article, visit http://cascade.uoregon.edu/winter2017/social-sciences/global-gypsies/
As part of the Oregon Humanities Center Work in Progress Colloquium Series, Dr. Carol Silverman of the Department of Anthropology and Folklore Program will present finding from her recent research, “Global Gypsy: Appropriation, Hybridity and Race.”The colloquium will be held on Friday, June 2, at noon, in 159 PLC
On January 3, UO English professor and folklorist Daniel Wojcik was featured in an article in AroundtheO that highlights his latest book, “Outsider Art: Visionary Worlds and Trauma”. Wojcik examines and challenges the genre of “outsider art” and inserts his unique academic perspective into a conversation that’s been dominated by the art collectors, critics and dealers who drive demand for these pieces. His research attempts to humanize a group of artists he says are frequently marginalized and disempowered. Read the entire article here.