|Where to Study Folklore in the US and Canada|
Folklorists teach, carry out research, and provide community service at many universities in the US, Canada, and abroad. They teach undergraduate and graduate courses on all kinds on folklore, from introductory classes to specialized seminars; carry out library and field research in all areas of folklore throughout the world; organize and archive their own and others' documentary materials; deliver lectures and talks both on and off campus; publish papers, articles, and books to communicate what they have learned about folklore; and work (again, both on and off campus) to support their field.
A number of universities have folklore departments, programs, or centers that offer coursework in folklore leading to PhD or MA degrees, or BA-level majors or minors. Since many faculty and students at these programs do fieldwork in the regions where their university is located, these programs can also be good sources for information about local folk traditions.
To begin to learn about these folklore departments, programs, and centers, please click on the links below to connect to their web sites. Remember, though, that in planning your education a web search is not enough; you should follow up by making personal contact with faculty members and department administrators to learn the specific circumstances, strengths, and opportunities of the departments that interest you. Remember, too, that folklorists teach folklore courses at many universities that do not offer undergraduates majors or minors, or graduate degrees--check your university's web site for details.
Universities with PhD Programs in FolkloreThe George Washington University
University of Newfoundland
George Mason University
Arkansas State University
7/14/2014 » 8/1/2014
Exploring the Past: Archaeology in the Upper Mississippi River Valley
7/23/2014 » 7/27/2014
15th International Bakhtin Conference
7/28/2014 » 8/1/2014
Community Works Institute's Summer WEST Institute on Service-Learning
7/31/2014 » 8/3/2014
Biennial Conference of the European Assocation of Social Anthropologists