Folklore and Public Culture Faculty and Staff
Doug Blandy, Program Director
School of Planning, Public Policy and Management (PPPM)
Folklore Core Faculty
Office: 109 Hendricks
Phone: (541) 346-3397
Office hours winter term: 2-4pm, Wednesday and by appointment
Martha Bayless, Professor (medieval Welsh and Anglo-Saxon popular culture and folklore, medieval board games), B.A., 1980, Bryn Mawr College; M.A. 1984, PhD 1991, University of Cambridge.
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.
Gantt Gurley, Associate Professor, Program Director, Judaic Studies (German and Scandinavian folklore, narratology, fairy tales, Icelandic Saga) B.S., 1994, Bard College; M.A., 2002, UC Berkeley; PhD., 2007, UC Berkeley.
Habib Iddrisu, Assistant Professor (ethnomusicology and dance, Africa) B.A., 2002 (Africana Studies) Bowling Green State University, Ohio; M.A., 2004 (African History) Bowling Green State University, Ohio; Ph.D., 2011 (Performance Studies) Northwestern University, Evanston Illinois.
Leah Lowthorp, Assistant Professor (folklore and gender, fieldwork methods and theory, social justice, South Asian folklore) B.A., 2003, UC Berkeley; M.A., 2005, University of Pennsylvania; M.A., 2007, Institut Européen des Hautes Etudes Internationales (Nice, France); Ph.D., 2013, University of Pennsylvania.
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) Staatsexamen 1984, M.A. Ruhr Universität Bochum 1985, P.h.D. Johns Hopkins.
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.
Gordon Sayre, Professor (colonial and early American literature, early modern French Atlantic history, literature and environment/eco-criticism, Native American literature, folklore and vernacular car cultures) A.B., 1988, Brown University; Ph.D., 1993, State University of New York at Buffalo.
Philip W. Scher, Professor (Caribbean, politics of culture, critical heritage studies) B.A., 1987, Brown; M.S. 1991, Ph.D., 1997, Pennsylvania.
Sharon R. Sherman, Professor Emerita (film studies, folklore, popular culture) Ph.B., Wayne State; M.A., UCLA; Ph.D, Indiana. Retired.
Carol Silverman, Professor (performance, eastern Europe, gender) B.A., 1972, CUNY-City College; M.A., 1974, Ph.D., 1979, Pennsylvania.
Daniel Wojcik, Professor (alternative religions, subcultures, urban ethnology, visionary art) B.A., 1978, California, Santa Barbara; M.A., 1986, Ph.D., 1992, University of California, Los Angeles.
Juan Eduardo Wolf, Assistant Professor (ethnomusicology, folklore, Latino/Latina American studies, Afro-descendant/indigenous issues in the Andes) B.S. Chemical Engineering and B.A. 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.
Bob Bussel, Labor Education and Research Center
Matthew Dennis, History
Kingston Heath, Historic Preservation
Kenneth I. Helphand, Landscape Architecture
Lamia Karim, Anthropology
Patricia Lambert, Arts and Administration
Ana Lara, Anthropology
Gabriela Martinez, Journalism and Communication
Debra L. Merskin, Journalism and Communication
Julianne H. Newton, Journalism and Communication
Jeffrey Ostler, History
Stephanie Wood, Education
Stephen R. Wooten, International Studies