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Professional Development for Folk Studies MA students
  • Date: Wednesday, March 2nd, 20222022-03-02
  • Time: 11:30am - 12:30pm

Folk Studies MA Alumni Roundtable:

Lilli Tichinin (’14) was the graduate assistant for Kentucky Folklife Program and concentrated in Public Folklore. After graduating she worked as Accessibility Coordinator for the Smithsonian Folklife Festival and as an oral history intern for the National Park Service.  She is now the Folk Arts Program Coordinator for the New Mexico state arts agency, New Mexico Arts.

Eleanor Hasken-Wagner (’16) concentrated in Public Folklore and wrote thesis was entitled: "Performing Gender in Bowling, or, 'I Was in Shock Other Girls Could Bowl."  She is a recent graduate of Indiana University, with a PhD in Folklore & Ethnomusicology and a minor in History. Her dissertation is titled: "The Migration of a Local Legend: The Case of Mothman." She is now the Museum and Historic Sites Supervisor for the city of Frankfort, KY.

Sarah Shultz (’17) wrote a thesis entitles "Nightmares in the Kitchen: Personal Experience Narratives About Cooking and Food," about kitchen "fails" and performances of identity. She is currently a PhD candidate at the Memorial University of Newfoundland in the Folklore Department and is working on finishing her dissertation, which focuses on spicy food as a culinary tourist attraction in London in the United Kingdom and Nashville, Tennessee. 


For more infomrtaiton, Contact Dr. Ann Ferrell, ann.ferrell@wku.edu

Contact: Ann Ferrell

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