Notable Folklorists of Color

An online exhibition profiling ancestors of color who have contributed to folklore scholarship through research and documentation by, about, and for the uplift of historically and persistently marginalized communities.

Meet some of our notable folklorists:

About the Exhibit

First shown at the 2019 Annual Meeting of the American Folklore Society (AFS), Notable Folklorists of Color: Remembering Our Ancestral Legacies was developed to commemorate the 25th anniversary of the founding of the Cultural Diversity Committee (CDC). In this exhibit curators Dr. Phyllis M. May-Machunda and Dr. Olivia Cadaval highlight 25 scholars of color, ancestors whose significant contributions expanded research in folkloristics and laid a foundation for folkloristic scholarship by people of color in communities of color. 

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