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Dr. Ann Ferrell
Associate Professor, Folk Studies
FLK 480G: Women’s Folklife
FLK 569: Folklore Genres
FLK 571: Folk Narrative
FLK 577: Folklore Theory
FLK 585: Topics in Folklore: Foodways
FLK 276: Introduction to Folk Studies
FLK 371: Urban Folklore
FLK 373: Folklore and the Media
FLK 379: Topics in Folklore: Foodways (undergraduate)
FLK 480: Women’s Folklife
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, as well as history of the field. My recent and ongoing fieldwork has been with Kentucky burley tobacco farmers and members of the organization Kentucky Women in Agriculture. In addition to my academic work, I have experience in public folklore and with non-profit and governmental women’s organizations.
Burley: Kentucky Tobacco in a New Century (2013; paperback 2016). University Press of Kentucky. www.burleythebook.com
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.
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.
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