Do you want to practice in the field of folklore studies fully and effectively, so that you can sustain the field through your participation? Then you need to become familiar with the field’s institutional history and its present-day landscape in the United States. This presentation will lead you toward that familiarity.
Tim Lloyd was executive director of the American Folklore Society from 2001 to 2018, and continues to serve the Society as its senior advisor. He is affiliated with Indiana University's Department of Folklore and Ethnomusicology and Ohio State’s Center for Folklore Studies. He received his BA and MA from Ohio State and his PhD from George Washington University, and also studied folklore at UCLA. He has worked as a folklorist at the Library of Congress and the Smithsonian Institution, as state folklorist for the Ohio Arts Council, and as the director of Cityfolk, a non-profit folk arts organization in Dayton, Ohio. He is the co-author (with Pat Mullen) of Lake Erie Fishermen: Work, Identity, and Tradition (University of Illinois Press), and conceived and edited What Folklorists Do: Professional Possibilities in Folklore Studies, available for pre-order starting August 1 from the Indiana University Press. He is also a drummer and percussionist.
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