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JAF: A Global Quarterly

The Journal of American Folklore , the flagship journal of the American Folklore Society, is a global quarterly that engages academic and public folklore from anywhere in the world through a wide range of materials, including blind peer reviewed scholarly articles and perspective pieces that engage with the broad field of folklore across academic, public, and applied work.

JAF has expanded the possibilities for cutting-edge professional dialog by inviting non-traditional formats and genres in its new Perspectives section! If you have ideas, please contact Editor-in-Chief Lisa Gilman at JAF.editors.gmail.com who is eagerly encouraging new and innovative content.

JAF enthusiastically encourages submissions by people representing all ethnic, racial, gender, sexual, national, and professional identities whose work is grounded in the field of folklore. 

JAF is committed to inclusion, equity, and social justice and enthusiastically invites contributions that critically engage issues associated with race, ethnicity, gender, sexuality, class, ability, religion, and citizenship

JAF authors include university-based academics, public and applied folklorists, community scholars, and folklore practitioners.

Upcoming Special Issues

FALL 2021
African American Expressive Culture, Protest, Imagination, and Dreams of Blackness

Special Issue Editors: Tanya Boucicaut and Lisa Gilman

SPRING 2022
Latinx Folkloristics:  Women of Color Transnational Feminisms Perspectives

Special Issue Editors: Rachel V González-Martin, Mintzi A Martínez-Rivera, and Solimar Otero

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JAF has expanded the possibilities for cutting-edge professional dialog by inviting non-traditional formats and genres in its new Perspectives section! If you have ideas, please contact Editor-in-Chief Lisa Gilman at [email protected] who is eagerly encouraging new and innovative content.

Address: Folklore Program
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Fairfax, VA 22030