Western Kentucky University

Department of Folk Studies and Anthropology - Erika Brady

Dr. Erika Brady

Dr. Erika Brady

Professor, Folk Studies

Office:  FAC 268
Phone:  270 745-5902
Email:  erika.brady@wku.edu


FLK 281 Roots of Southern Culture (undergrad class)

FLK 375 Supernatural Folklore (undergrad class)

FLK 462 Folklore and Medicine

FLK 575 Folk Belief

FLK 576 American Traditional Music

FLK 578 Folklore Fieldwork


Current Office Hours: Tu Th 2:20-3:40, Wed. 10:20-11:15



BA mcl , Harvard / Radcliffe

MA, Folklore, UCLA

Ph.D., Folklore, Indiana University

I work with Family Practice medical residents at University of Louisville and several other medical schools, familiarizing them with nonconventional health belief systems in their region. And I host "Barren River Breakdown," a weekly radio show on WKYU-FM featuring American roots music.

Selected publications:

A Spiral Way: How the Phonograph Changed Ethnography

Healing Logics: Culture and Medicine in Modern Health Belief Systems.

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