Recent News

May 17, 2021

Congratulations to alumna, Dr. Sheila Bock (University of Nevada, Las Vegas), who received the Department in Honors Teaching Award from the Honors College.

May 17, 2021

The University of Washington Press has recently announced that The Nuosu Book of Origins: A Creation Epic from Southwest China (2019) by Mark Bender, Aku Wuwu, and Jjivot Zopqu,  has just been…

May 10, 2021

Congratulations to Katherine Borland, who has just won the Council of Graduate Students' James M. Siddens Award for Distinguished Faculty Advising! The Siddens Award was created by CGS to…

May 7, 2021

Congratulations to the awardees of the 2021 Folklore Student Association Covid Relief Scholarship! The one-time $400 scholarship is designed to support students who consider the discipline of…

People Directory

Joanna Spanos
Senior Academic Advisor and Staff Assistant, Arts and Sciences Honors Advising
Mark Bender
Professor, Chair of Department of East Asian Languages and Literatures
Merrill Kaplan
Associate Professor of Folklore and Scandinavian Studies