|Kenneth Goldstein Award for Lifetime Academic Leadership|
This award is named for Kenneth Goldstein (1927-1995), chair and for many years the guiding force behind the Department of Folklore and Folklife at the University of Pennsylvania. It recognizes outstanding abilities and achievement by a living scholar in academic leadership relating to folklore. "Leadership" includes folklore program development, organizational and center development, teaching, and advising. The awardee is honored at the American Folklore Society annual meeting, and is given a $500 prize, a certificate, and lifetime membership in the Society.
The next review of nominations will take place in 2015. To
nominate a candidate for the award, please submit (as a single PDF) a
cover letter and supporting materials detailing the rationale
for the candidate's nomination, by March 1, 2015, to AFS Executive Director Timothy Lloyd at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Nominees not selected in the year of their original nomination are kept in consideration for two more reviews.
Past Kenneth Goldstein Award Recipients:
Edward D. "Sandy” Ives, University of Maine, emeritus (2003)
Roger D. Abrahams, University of Pennsylvania, emeritus (2005)
Elaine Lawless, University of Missouri (2007)
Daniel W. Patterson, University of North Carolina, emeritus (2009)
Barre Toelken, Utah State University, emeritus (2011)
Margaret (Peggy) Yocom, George Mason University, emerita (2013)
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