Western Kentucky University

Institute for Citizenship and Social Responsibility Staff - Nicholas Hartmann



Institute for Citizenship & Social Responsibility

1906 College Heights Blvd #71084
Bowling Green, KY 42101


270 745-3218

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Nicholas Hartmann

Nicholas Hartmann

Public Scholarship Coordinator

Office:  GCC 111
Phone:  270-745-3226
Email:  nicholas.hartmann@wku.edu


FLK 280: Cultural Diversity in the U.S. (Service-Learning)

ICSR 300: Public Problem-Solving


"The Myth of Humanities and the Concept of Usefulness," The Boiled Down Juice, February 27, 2013.

“Review of Through the Schoolhouse Door: Folklore, Community, Curriculum, edited by Paddy Bowman and Lynne Hamer,” New Directions in Folklore 11(1): 65-67.

“Don’t Laugh at Kim-Il Sung: Anecdote, Occupational Narrative and Representation in Guy Delisle’s Pyongyang.” New Directions in Folklore 10(1):3-31.


Nicholas Hartmann is the Public Scholarship Coordinator for ICSR. He serves as a mentor and research supervisor to the graduate assistants of the Hill House program, and is responsible for promoting community-based research efforts at WKU through collaboration with the ALIVE Center for Community Partnerships. 

His research interests fall under community-based and applied folklore, folklore & social justice, cultural sustainability, transnational American studies, popular perceptions of North Korea, and dance/movement studies. He is a columnist for the Southern folklore publication The Boiled Down Juice, a member of the American Folklore Society, and a past board member of the Canadian journal Culture & Tradition.


BA, Folklore and Anthropology, Indiana University, 2007
MA, Folk Studies, WKU, 2009

PhD Candidate, Folklore, Memorial University of Newfoundland

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