2022 Notable Folklorists of Color

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Expanding the Frames centers over 130 BIPOC (Black, Indigenous, and people of color) ancestors from the 19th century through 2021—who often have worked within their own communities—as significant producers of scholarly knowledge about the communities and traditions they studied within the United States and her territories.  Seeking to present some of the diversity of their experiences within BIPOC communities, and their perspectives toward folklore, the ancestors in this exhibition range from young adults to venerated seniors; and from many who had little formal academic training but were grounded in the knowledge systems of their communities, to numerous others who attained advanced degrees from the academy despite segregation and other exclusionary practices, and approached folklore studies from groundings in other disciplines.

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