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July 15, 2020

Martha Bayless, Folklore and Public Culture Director, Featured in “Around the O”

UO English professor, and Folklore and Public Culture Program Director, Martha Bayless is featured in a new story in “AroundtheO”. Click the link below to read the article.

UO professor is making history, and meals, in the kitchen

Prof. Bayless points to “humanity’s historical relationship with cooking as an inspiration for people facing the chore of making 28 meals per week at home, with restaurants and takeout limited during the coronavirus outbreak. Cooking used to be a more social endeavor than it is today, she said, which helped reduce the kind of fatigue and frustration she’s seen many people experience through the heightened volume of pandemic cooking at home.”

July 7, 2020

Leah Lowthorp Published in “Asian Ethnology”

Congratulations to Leah Lowthorp, Ph.D., Assistant Professor of Anthropology and Folklore, for her inclusion in the publication Asian Ethnology.
You may view the article by clicking the link below.

Claiming India’s Place within a Global Paradigm Shift

April 28, 2020

Two Folklore and Public Culture Faculty Receive 2020 Faculty Research Awards

Congratulations to two of our core faculty members on receiving Faculty Research Awards which are distributed annually by the Office of the Vice President for Research and Innovation. Designed to stimulate promising research and scholarly activity, the awards support scholarship, creative projects and quantitative or qualitative research from all disciplinary backgrounds.
Dorothee Ostmeier, professor, Department of German and Scandinavian for “Singularity in Fiction and Virtual Technologies.”
Juan Eduardo Wolf, associate professor, School of Music and Dance for “An Ethnographic Study of Afro-descendant Music-Dance Performance in Mayaguez, Puerto Rico.”
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March 23, 2020

Leah Lowthorp, a co-organizer with Center for Genetics and Society

A University of Oregon cultural anthropologist is among a 21-member group of international researchers and public-interest advocates who have published a strong, cautionary statement about the use of genome editing in human embryos.

The statement emerged from a discussion about public engagement and governance of heritable human genome editing, which has risen into public debate by the gene-editing tool known as CRISPR, at a January 2019 workshop held in Geneva, Switzerland.

Leah Lowthorp, assistant professor in the UO’s Department of Anthropology, was a co-organizer of the workshop while with the nonprofit Center for Genetics and Society under a two-year public fellowship funded by the American Council of Learned Societies and Andrew P. Mellon foundation.

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February 6, 2020

Satire and Fairy Tale in Contemporary Art Projects of Peregrine Honig

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Dorothee Ostmeier, Professor of German and Folklore and Public Culture, will teach “Magic, Uncanny, Surrealist and Cynical Tales” during the 2020 winter…

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