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Expanded Bibliographies Added to Notable Folklorists of Color

Tuesday, September 15, 2020   (0 Comments)
Posted by: Ben Bridges

You can now find out more about the publications of 25 scholars of color in “Notable Folklorists of Color,” the interactive, online exhibit that was released earlier this summer to commemorate these ancestors for their contributions to the discipline.


After its launch, part time staff member Gloria Colom Braña spearheaded an effort to assemble bibliographies for each scholar to establish a concentrated record of publications, with a focus on finding versions of those publications that are accessible online. Thanks to her help and that of the other graduate student summer workers she directed, the publication highlights on each scholar’s page now include links to sources, many of which are open access.


The documentation project is vast: bibliographies had an average of 40 published works per person, and some lists even exceeded 200 (Arthur Caswell Parker [Gawaso Wanneh] had 389!). A wide variety of documents are represented, including but not limited to academic books and articles, poems, short stories, anthologies, chapters, novels, documentaries, songs, archival materials, reports, and papers. The full list of sources will eventually appear in the exhibit, but for now, we encourage you to check out the hyperlinked highlights already there.


The current website originated as an exhibit that was first shown at the 2019 Annual Meeting in recognition of the 25th anniversary of the founding of the AFS Cultural Diversity Committee (CDC).

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