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Folklore Faculty and Staff

Philip W. Scher, Program Director
Office: 319 Condon Hall
Phone: (541)346-5104
Office hours: By appointment

Daniel Wojcik, Director of Graduate Studies
Office: 463 PLC
Phone: (541) 346-3946
Office hours: M 1:45-3:15 pm and W 1:30-3:00 pm

John Baumann, Director of Undergraduate Studies
Office: 466 PLC
Phone: (541) 654-2060 (c)
Office hours: TR 10:30-12

Beth Magee, Program Secretary
Office: 118 PLC
Phone: (541) 346-1505
Office hours: M-F 8-12 and 1:00-2:30

Core Folklore Faculty

John Baumann, NTTF 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.

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.

Lisa Gilman, 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.

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.

Loren Kajikawa, Associate 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) 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.

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.

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.

Ed E. 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.

Participating Faculty

Ina Asim, History

Bob Bussel, Labor Education and Research Center

Carl R. Bybee, Journalism and Communication

Matthew Dennis, History

Patricia Dewey Lambert, Arts and Administration

Keith Eggener, History of Art and Architecture

Maria Fernanda Escallon, Anthropology

Kingston Heath, Historic Preservation

Kenneth I. Helphand, Landscape Architecture

Lamia Karim, Anthropology

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

Lani N. Teves, Ethnic Studies & Women’s and Gender Studies

Stephanie Wood, Education

Stephen R. Wooten, International Studies


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