Recent News

November 1, 2022

We're pleased to announce a new folklore course to be offered Spring 2023. "Folklore of the Americas: Appalachia" will be taught by Jasper Waugh-Quasebarth as an undergraduate course. 


July 14, 2022

This past semester, professors Amy Shuman and Mary Hufford were awarded Discovery Field School Grant Awards, which allowed them to “take students to domestic destinations to learn about the…

June 15, 2022

On June 14th, 2022, Sarah Craycraft defended Reinventing the Village: Generations, Heritage and Revitalization in Contemporary Bulgaria, a dissertation that committee members described as an…

May 26, 2022

The Center for Folklore Studies is delighted to announce the launch of the newest collection in its archive: OSU Student Digital Folklore Collection (SDFC). The aim of the SDFC is to gather,…

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Katherine Borland
Director, Center for Folklore Studies; Professor, Department of Comparative Arts
Amy Shuman
Dorothy Noyes
Professor in the Departments of English and Comparative Studies
Merrill Kaplan
Associate Professor of Folklore and Scandinavian Studies