American Folklore Society

Founded: 1888    Admitted to ACLS: 1945
The purposes of the Society shall be to stimulate and encourage interest and research in folklore in all its aspects; to aid in the dissemination of the results; to promote responsible application of such research in the broad variety of settings in which folklorists work; to publish and distribute publications, reports and journals; to serve as a bond among those interested in the study of folklore; to enhance the professional well-being of the Society's members; and to engage in such other activities as are consonant with the foregoing purposes.

CEO Representative and Society Contact

Jessica A. Turner
Executive Director
American Folklore Society


Patricia A. Turner
University of California, Los Angeles
term ends 12/31/2021


Norma E. Cantu
Trinity University
term ends 12/31/2021


Individual: 1,025


10/18/2021 - 10/24/2021 Hybrid, Harrisburg, PA
10/12/2022 - 10/15/2022 Tulsa, OK