CFS Newsletter 4.4- 2/24/2016


Ben Gatling


Gatling, Benjamin. 2016. "Historical Narrative, Intertextuality, and Cultural Continuity in Post-Soviet Tajikistan." Journal of Folklore Research 53 (1): 41-65.

Ehsan Estiri presented a paper entitled "The Constitutive Nature of Orientalist Narratives" at the 226th Annual Meeting of the American Oriental Society on March 19, 2016.
Amy Shuman and Amanda Randhawa
Congratulations to Joanna Spanos, Folklore alum and academic advisor for the ASC honors program, who has received the February 2016 Above and Beyond Buckeye Award.
Bethani Turley
Congratulations to Bethani Turley, who has received a research scholar award of $1000 from the UG Research Office to support fieldwork for her thesis. She will study the local understandings of Chemical Valley in West Virginia, particularly after a period of decline culminated the chemical leak into the Kanawha River in 2014.
Upcoming Events
Workshop: "How to use Movie Captioner to ease Interview Transcription”
Thursday, March 24, 2016 - 3:30 to 5:00pm
Denney Hall 312

*The room is a computer-lab equipped with 24 computers with Movie Captioner already installed, but participants are welcome to bring their own computers. The software is free to all affiliated with OSU. Contact Rachel Hopkin with any questions:
A Conversation on Academic Freedom in Turkey
Friday, March 25, 2016 - 2:00pm to 5:00pm
Mershon Center for International Security Studies
1501 Neil Ave., Columbus, OH 43201
Amanda Randhawa

CFS Monday Lunch

Monday, March 28, 2016 - 12:30 to 2:30pm
CFS Archives, 218 Ohio Stadium, 1961 Tuttle Park Pl.
Caroline Toy
Talk: Kati Fitzgerald, "Perfrmative Mythology: Tibetan Opera in America."
Monday, March 28, 2016 -1:00 to 2:30pm
Comparative Studies Seminar Room, 451 Hagerty Hall
Rukia Brown holding doll
Meet Rukiya Brown, artist and mardi gras queen
March 29th - 9:35-10:55am
Hagerty Hall 145
You are invited to join Dr. Katherine Borland's Global Folklore class, where you can meet Rukiya Brown, artist and mardi gras queen!
Rukiya makes dolls that reflect on African American history and culture, and has been
featured on Oprah for her work. She creates suits, each with their own story, that reflect upon historical events, such as Hurricane Katrina, and her own sense of transformation. Rukiya is a mardi gras queen for Creole Wild West, the oldest Indian tribe.
managing notes on laptop and paper
Professionalization Workshop: Writing Research Proposals
Monday, April 4, 2016 - 12:00- 2:00 pm
Folklore Archives, 218 Ohio Stadium, 1961 Tuttle Park Pl.

Join us as Dr. Dorothy Noyes discusses how to write research proposals. Lunch will be served.
managing notes on laptop and paper
Ninth Annual Francis Lee Utley Lecture 
Allen Grieco, "The Taste of Color: Dietary Choices and Medical Knowledge"
Friday, April 8, 2016 - 4:00pm
Room 070/090 18th Avenue Library
Talk: Afsane Rezaei, "The Problematics of Research on Women's Folk Culture in the Contemporary Middle East"
Monday, April 11, 2016 - 1:00pm to 2:30pm
Comparative Studies Seminar Room, 451 Hagerty Hall
managing notes on laptop and paper
Accessioning the Student Ethnographic Projects: A Discussion with Annie Craycraft
Thursday, April 14, 2016 - 12:00 to 1:00pm
Folklore Archives, 218 Ohio Stadium, 1961 Tuttle Park Pl.
Professionalization Workshop: The Field and Profession of Folklore
April 18, 2016 - 12:00 to 2:00pm
Folklore Archives, 218 Ohio Stadium, 1961 Tuttle Park Pl
Join us as Dr. Dorothy Noyes discusses the field and profession of folklore studies. Lunch will be served.
2016 Midwest Folklorists Retreat
Thursday, May 19, 2016 to Sunday, May 22, 2016, Columbus, OH.

*The deadline to register for the retreat is Sunday, March 27, 2016. Please complete this form and send it back to Cassie Patterson at
Opportunities for Folklorists
Tenure-track Position in Arts Management at George Mason University
Department of Arts Management at GMU is seeking a colleague who has contributed to addressing contemporary challenges faced by nonprofit arts organizations and who will continue to innovate in the sector from the platform of the university. Position starts on August, 2016 or January, 2017.
Application closes on April 8, 2016. Read the full job description here.
Full-Time Curator of Agriculture and Environment Position at The Henry Ford
The position is suitable for anyone who can move between foodways, landscape studies, and material culture, write for the general public, identify contemporary artifacts of importance for collection, make connections between past and present, and have the capacity for collaboration. Red the full job description and apply for the position here.

Harvard Folklore College Fellow Position
The Undergraduate Degree Program in Folklore and Mythology is seeking applications for a College Fellow to teach three undergraduate courses in the field during the 2016-17 academic year, with the remaining 25% of the appointment reserved for the Fellow’s own research.The Fellow may also be asked to advise one senior thesis and to evaluate senior theses. A doctorate or terminal degree is required by the start of the 2016-17 academic year, and must have been received no earlier than 2012. 
Deadline for application is April 8, 2016. Detailed requirements and a link to the online application are available
Please take a moment to complete the Columbus Folklorists Circle's "Moving Forward Survey". This short survey will help the CFC decide how to best serve you and the greater Cbus folklore community. The survey will close at midnight on March 31, 2016. We will dicuss the results in the next CFC meeting on April 16th.
Please send your submissions for the next CFS Newsletter to Afsane Rezaei at, with "CFS Newsletter Submission" as the subject of the email.
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