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2014 American Folklore Society 2014 Election Results

Thursday, January 8, 2015   (0 Comments)
Posted by: Lorraine Cashman
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The following colleagues were elected to American Folklore Society office in the balloting that ended December 31:

President-Elect (for a four-year, 2015-2018 term: President-Elect in 2015, President in 2016-2017, Past President in 2018):

  • Kay Turner, New York University

Executive Board (for three-year, 2015-2017 terms):

  • Norma CantĂș, University of Missouri-Kansas City
  • Lisa Gilman, University of Oregon
  • Jeff Todd Titon, Brown University, emeritus

Nominating Committee (for a three-year, 2015-2017 term):

  • Joseph Sciorra, Queens College, City University of New York

307 members cast votes in this election, down from the 377 and 317 who voted in the last two Presidential elections in 2012 and 2010, respectively.

All of the 2014 candidates deserve our thanks for their willingness to serve the Society and field, and for their energetic participation in the nomination and election process. The same appreciation is due to the members of the 2014 Nominating Committee (chair Sally Van de Water, Laura Marcus Green, Selina Morales, and Pravina Shukla) for their work to assemble the year's slate of candidates.

Finally, we express our deep gratitude to 2012-2013 President Diane Goldstein, and to Executive Board members David Todd Lawrence, Solimar Otero, and Juwen Zhang--all of whose terms in office ended on December 31, 2014--for their leadership in the field and stewardship of our Society.

The 2015 nomination and election process (which will select three Executive Board members and one member of the Nominating Committee) will begin this spring, and will be led by 2015 Nominating Committee chair Laura Marcus Green. Please send your recommendations of potential candidates to her by May 1 at

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