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Welcome to the AFS Press Room!

The American Folklore Society invites all inquiries from members of the media interested in the compelling and timely news and research emerging from the folklore community. Folklorists are experts in a wide range of topics, including issues recently covered in the news such as fake news, cryptozoology, legends, holidays, internet memes, traditional and world music, and the supernatural. Folklorists are active in all areas of our society, studying topics such as education, healthcare, poverty, and immigration.

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Coming soon: The AFS “Find an Expert” database will connect you directly to experts according to subject area, geographic area, or subfield.

If you are looking for a source for a story, contact the staff at the American Folklore Society:

For general questions about folklore, you may also contact:

  • Tom Mould, Chair Media and Public Outreach Committee:, (317) 940-8231
  • Deb Shutika, Member Media and Public Outreach Committee:, (703) 216-9010

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