Cassie Patterson is the Assistant Director of the Center for Folklore Studies and the Director of the Folklore Archives. Cassie completed her M.A. in English with a GIS in folklore at OSU (2009) and is currently a PhD candidate in the English department. Cassie’s research interests include folklore studies, Appalachian studies, and literacy studies. For her dissertation, she is conducting fieldwork with Appalachian students in Columbus and southeastern Ohio in order to better understand their relationship to home. As part of her research, Cassie is a member of The Appalachian Project, an initiative of the International Poverty Solutions Collaborative; the Literacy in Appalachia GradGroup, an initiative of LiteracyStudies@OSU; and Buckeyes for Appalachia, a student organization at OSU.
- Folklore Studies
- Appalachian Studies
- Literacy Studies
- M.A. English, Ohio State University, 2009
- Graduate Interdisciplinary Specialization in Folklore, Ohio State University, 2009
- B.A., English, California State University, San Bernardino, 2007
- B.A., Philosophy, California State University, San Bernardino, 2007