Friday, October 14

06-01 Notable Folklorists of Color Roundtable, Part 2: Expanding the Frames with BIPOC Scholars [hybrid]

Friday, October 14, 2:30 pm–4:30 pm
Tulsa Central

  session will be recorded and available for later viewing online

Sponsored by the AFS Cultural Diversity Committee, the AFS Working Group on Curriculum Opportunities, and the American Folklore Society

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Chair: Phyllis  M. May-Machunda (Independent Folklorist)

Forum participants:

Wanda G.  Addison (National University)

Michelle Banks (Prescott College)

Katherine Borland (The Ohio State University)

Olivia Cadaval (Smithsonian Center for Folklife and Cultural Heritage, emerita)

Fariha I. Khan (University of Pennsylvania)

Sojin Kim (Smithsonian Center for Folklife and Cultural Heritage)

Holly R.M. Mathews (Indiana University Bloomington)

Anna María Nogar (University of New Mexico, Albuquerque)

Reflecting on the Notable Folklorists of Color exhibits, we will begin to examine the significance of the addition of these voices to folklore studies’ curricular frameworks. Eight panel authors will lead the discussion and open the conversation to audience participants, centering our discussions around these questions: In what ways do these scholars expand frames for knowledge in our field? What new questions do these materials present and what new insights might they offer? How does this work highlight and reframe the interplay between theory and practice in folklore studies?