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Department of Folk Studies and Anthropology - Erika Brady

Dr. Erika Brady

Dr. Erika Brady

Professor, Folk Studies

Office:  FAC 268
Phone:  270 745-5902


Graduate Courses:
FLK 462: Folklore and Medicine
FLK 575: Folk Belief
FLK 576: American Traditional Music
FLK 578: Folklore Fieldwork

Undergraduate Courses:
FLK 277: World Music
FLK 281: Roots of Southern Culture
FLK 375: Supernatural Folklore

Background and Interests

Ph.D., Folklore, Indiana University
M.A., Folklore, UCLA
B.A. mcl , Harvard / Radcliffe

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

2001. Healing Logics: Culture and Medicine in Modern Health Belief Systems. Logan: Utah State University Press.

1999. A Spiral Way: How the Phonograph Changed Ethnography. Jackson: University Press of Mississippi.

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