Our department hosts and has access to a wide range of resources for students and other members of our community. Please read more below and feel free to contact us with questions!
The department has ethnographic field equipment available for graduate and undergraduate students to borrow for course projects and independent research, including Digital SLR cameras, digital audio and Marantz field recorders.
There is also equipment available via the Ethnographic Visual Production Lab for students taking classes in ethnographic video production. Arrangements to borrow equipment can be made through the staff in the departmental office, FAC 237.
American Folklore Society
Local Learning, The National Network for Folk Arts in Education
American Folklife Center
Smithsonian Center for Folklife and Cultural Heritage
National Endowment for the Arts Folk Arts Program
Kentucky Arts Council
Vermont Folklife Center Equipment Guide
Kentucky Oral History Commision
American Folklore Society Advocacy Toolbox
WKU offers financial aid to students.
There are competitive graduate assistantships and other sources of funding available for qualified Folk Studies graduate students.
The department offers the KIIS-WKU Department of Folk Studies & Anthropology Study Abroad Scholarship to support student participation in Kentucky Institute for International Studies (KIIS) study abroad programs. The application deadline for the 2023 scholarship cycle is March 30, 2023.
The Anthropology Program offers the Drs. Du-Powell Scholarship in Anthropology to support student research and study abroad. The application deadline for the 2023-2024 scholarship cycle is March 30, 2023.