Berkeley Folklore Graduate Wins 2018 Don Yoder Graduate Prize


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.

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