Elphinstone Institute Visiting Scholar Programme
The Elphinstone Institute is honoured to be welcoming folklorist Professor Dorothy Noyes from The Ohio State University for a two-week residency at the beginning of June. She joins the Institute from a conference in Switzerland and will take part in regular activities and lead a seminar, as well as consult with the MLitt and PhD students as they shape their dissertations.
Noyes's own research focuses on the tensions between heritage and contemporary practice, between political authority and lay experience. She served as Director of the Center for Folklore Studies at the Ohio State University from 2005 to 2014, and is currently a professor of English and Comparative Studies as well as a Research Associate at the Mershon Center for International Security Studies.
Her most recent book is Fire in the Plaça: Catalan Festival Politics After Franco (University of Pennsylvania Press, 2003), a Choice Outstanding Academic Title and winner of the 2005 Book Prize of the Fellows of the American Folklore Society. She has taught as a visitor at Penn, Indiana, NYU, and the universities of Barcelona, Göttingen, and Cluj. Elected Fellow of the American Folklore Society in 2005, she has served on the executive boards of both AFS and the Société Internationale d'Ethnologie et de Folklore.
Currently she is completing Sustainable Interdisciplinarity: Social Research as Social Process, co-authored with Regina Bendix and Kilian Bizer.