In 2005, Alan Dundes, one of the University of California, Berkeley's most beloved professors, unexpectedly passed away. During the span of his career, Professor Dundes not only published widely and prolifically but helped revolutionize the field of folklore. Here at Berkeley, Professor Dundes created a vibrant program and personally trained generations of undergraduates and graduate students, many of whom have gone on to become leaders in the field. A truly international scholar, he was familiar with folklore scholarship and in dialogue with folklorists around the world.
To continue his legacy, the UC Berkeley Folklore Program, in collaboration with the Graduate Division, has created the Alan Dundes Graduate Fellowship Fund. Every year, a committee will elect one outstanding Berkeley Folklore graduate student as the Alan Dundes Graduate Fellow. Our goal is to sustain awareness of his pivotal role in the program and contribute to graduate training in the discipline
Please join us in honoring the contributions of a brilliant scholar and ensuring the continued visibility and vitality of the discipline of folklore.
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