Yasmin Golan of the Berkeley Folklore Graduate Program received the 2018 Don Yoder Graduate Prize in Folk Belief and Religious Folklife from the American Folklore Society. Her study, "New Souls: Life After Death of Companion Animals in Contemporary Hanoi" focuses on a Buddhist cemetery in Vietnam whose funeral, cremation, and burial services for cats and dogs reveal the risks and opportunities available to domestic animals in city life. Simultaneously reconfiguring urban cosmologies Yasmin ushers readers to think through more-than-human entanglements with the animal-dead.
University of Iceland awards honorary doctorate for folkloristics and Nordic studies to Professor Emeritus John Lindow of UC Berkeley's Folklore Graduate Program and Department of Scandinavian Literature.
Through sensory memory, conversationalists in West Virginia's Big Coal River Valley track the fate of forest commons, species, and identities.
Wednesday November 8, 2017
9:30AM - 4:00 PM
Prospective applicants wishing to apply to the UC Berkeley Folklore MA Program for admission in the Fall 2018 semester may join us for a full-day of meeting with professors, current folklore graduate students, and a chance to sit in on one of our Folklore graduate seminars. If you are interested in attending our Open House on November 8, 2017, please RSVP to firstname.lastname@example.org.