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August 30, 2021

The CFS is OPEN.  We encourage students, faculty, friends, and the general public to drop in, say hello and use our space for study, meetings, archive access, and library consultation.  Here are…

August 24, 2021

Profe Elena Foulis has been appointed the Associate Director of the Center for Ethnic Studies. 

Dr. Elena Foulis is a student-centered educator with over 15 years of experience in higher…

August 23, 2021

We are delighted to announce that Dr. Rachel Hopkin will join the staff at the Center for Folklore Studies and the Humanities Institute as our GAH DT Post Doc for 2021-2022.  Rachel received her…

August 10, 2021

Congratulations to Center for Folklore Studies faculty, staff, students, and alumni who contributed to Dr. Tim Lloyd's (also an alum!) recent publication, What Folklorists Do: Professional…

July 19, 2021

Jasmine Stork defended her excellent dissertation, "Asexuality in Avengers Fanfiction: A Mixed-Methods Folklore Study" on Friday, July 16. This innovative study uses a folklore lens to integrate…

July 16, 2021

If Eastern Kentucky wants control of how the region is portrayed to the world, what should that new narrative say about people, culture and economy? For ideas we turn to Ohio State University…

July 15, 2021

We wish to extend hearty congratulations to Jordan Lovejoy for a stellar defense of her dissertation: Beyond the Flood: Environmental Memory, Precarity, and Creativity in Imagining Appalachia’s…

July 12, 2021

Congratulations to Dr. Wenyuan Shao, who has just defended her dissertation, Unheard Voices and Alternative Pasts: Deciphering Chronicles of Southwest Yi and Its Layered Ranges of Signification in…

June 21, 2021

CFS Director Katey Borland gave the opening keynote address at the 15th SIEF (International Society for Ethnology and Folklore) Congress, “Breaking the Rules? Power, Participation, Transgression…