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Featured Folklorist: Lisa Gilman (George Mason University)

Thursday, August 27, 2020   (0 Comments)
Posted by: Ben Bridges

Lisa Gilman is a folklorist and ethnomusicologist who received her Ph.D. in Folklore from Indiana University. She currently serves as a Professor in Folklore Studies and Public Humanities in George Mason University’s English Department and as Editor-in-Chief of the Journal of American Folklore. Her research interests include performance, music, dance, intangible cultural heritage, trauma, gender, and sexuality in southern Africa and the United States. Her works include monographs, co-edited volumes, articles, book chapters, and a documentary film. Previously, she taught in the Folklore and Public Culture Program of the University of Oregon, Performance Studies at Texas A&M University, and Women’s and Gender Studies at the University of Toledo.