Outdoor market in Hong Kong. Photo by Tim Lloyd. Estonian Shrovetide Victory Day in Estonia Amy Shuman telling a joke at the annual spring BBQ Members of the Loyal Orange Order marching in the Twelfth of July Parade, Castlederg, Co. Tyrone, Northern Ireland. Photo by Ray Cashman Flags on a porch in University District, Columbus, OH Gourds Faces of fieldwork Matthew Hewell

Supporting the learning, teaching, research, and outreach of folklorists and students of folklore.


Sabra Webber Professor

image of dr. sabra webberWe are pleased to announce the happy news that the Board of Trustees have approved the promotion of Sabra Webber to full professor. We all know Sabra as a leading scholar of vernacular North Africa, as a shaper and sustainer of the departments of Comparative Studies and Near Eastern Languages and Cultures, as an innovative teacher and a dedicated and highly successful mentor of folklore student researchers. Our warmest congratulations to her as she receives the formal recognition she has long deserved.

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OSU Alum Publishes Dissertation

Jason Whitesel, one of Professor Amy Shuman's former students, recently published his dissertation, titled, Fat Gay men: Girth, Mirth, and the Politics of Stigma. Congratulations, Jason!