- Prospective Students (Folk Studies)
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Dr. Ann Ferrell
Assistant Professor, Folk Studies
Office: FAC 272
Phone: 270 745-5896
FLK 276: Introduction to Folk Studies (undergrad class)
FLK 371: Urban Folklore (undergrad class)
FLK 379: Topics in Folklore: Foodways (undergraduate)
FLK 480/480G: Women’s Folklife
FLK 569: Folklore Genres
FLK 571: Folk Narrative
FLK 585: Topics in Folklore: Foodways
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. My recent and ongoing fieldwork has been with Kentucky burley tobacco farmers and farmers who are transitioning from tobacco to other crops. 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 (forthcoming). University Press of Kentucky http://www.kentuckypress.com/live/title_detail.php?titleid=2818
2012 "Doing masculinity: gendered challenges to replacing burley tobacco in central Kentucky." Agriculture and Human Values Vol. 29, Issue 2.
“‘It’s really hard to tell the true story of tobacco’: Stigma, Tellability, and Reflexive Scholarship.” Journal of Folklore Research. (Forthcoming)
2009 Book review. These Are Our Stories: Women’s Stories of Abuse and Survival by Jan Rosenberg, Western Folklore Vol. 68, No. 2/3.
2003 Book review. Women Escaping Violence: Empowerment Through Narrative by Elaine J. Lawless, Journal of American Folklore Vol. 166, No. 462.