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Ann Ferrell

Dr. Ferrell reads a paper aloud.     Dr. Ann Ferrell

    Assistant Professor, Folk Studies

     Office: FAC 272

     Phone: 270 745-5896












FLK 276: Introduction to Folk Studies (undergrad class)

FLK 371: Urban Folklore (undergrad class)

FLK 480/480G: Women's Folklife

FLK 569: Folklore Genres

FLK 571: Folk Narrative

FLK 585: Topics in Folklore: Foodways

FLK 585: Topics in Folklore: Folklore and Politics



B.A., Women's Studies, State University of New York at New Paltz

M.A., Folk Studies, Western Kentucky University

Ph.D., English/Folklore, Ohio State University.

My research interests include narrative, rhetorics of tradition and heritage, gendered knowledge, and land-based occupations. My recent and ongoing fieldwork has been with Kentucky burley tobacco farmers and farmers who are transitioning from tobacco to other crops. In addition to my academic work, I have experience in public folklore and with non-profit and governmental women's organizations.

Selected Publications

2014. "Cutting a Thousand Sticks of Tobacco Makes a Boy a Man: Traditionalized Performances of Masculinity in Occupational Contexts." In Unsettling Assumptions: Tradition, Gender, Drag, eds. Pauline Greenhill and Diane Tye. Utah State University Press.

2013. Burley: Kentucky Tobacco in A New Century, University Press of Kentucky.

2012. "Doing masculinity: gendered challenges to replacing burley tobacco in central Kentucky." Agriculture and Human Values Vol. 29, Issue 2.

2012. "'It's really hard to tell the true story of tobacco': Stigma, Tellability, and Reflexive Scholarship." Journal of Folklore Research. 

2009 Book review. These Are Our Stories: Women's Stories of Abuse and Survival by Jan Rosenberg, Western Folklore Vol. 68, No. 2/3.

2003 Book review. Women Escaping Violence: Empowerment Through Narrative by Elaine J. Lawless, Journal of American Folklore Vol. 166, No. 462.

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