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Tim Frandy is a P. . candidate at the University of Wisconsin-Madison in the Folklore Program and the Department of Scandinavian Studies. He has most extensively researched ecological folklore in Scandinavia and the Upper Midwest, where he works with subsistence practitioners, sustainability, and the folklore of resistance in northern peripheral communities. Some of this recent fieldwork is supporting the development of exhibitions in the Chippewa Valley Museum in Eau Claire, Wisconsin. He has also published on topics including laborlore, shamanism, and folk literature. He is currently conducting fieldwork in northern Wisconsin with traditional Anishinaabe harvesters and artists.

Jason Baird Jackson is an Associate Professor of Folklore and American Studies at Indiana University, where he also serves as Faculty Curator of American Ethnology at the Mathers Museum and as an Adjunct Associate Professor of Anthropology. He edits the journal Museum Anthropology Review and is the editor of the recent collection Yuchi Indian Histories Before the Removal Era. With colleagues, he is currently pursuing a project aimed at collaboratively recontextualizing museum collections made among the indigenous peoples of Southeastern North America. Information regarding his work can be found online at

Carrie Roy has a BA from Harvard, MA from the University of Iceland, and an MA and PhD from the University of Wisconsin-Madison in Scandinavian Folklore. She is currently a postdoctoral student and coordinator for the Humanities Research Bridge, a new digital humanities initiative on the University of Wisconsin Madison campus. Her research interests include a broad spectrum of computational approaches to the humanities, visual studies, and material culture.

Jill Terry Rudy is Associate Professor of English at Brigham Young University (BYU), Provo, Utah. She has published articles on the history of American folklore scholarship and edited The Marrow of Human Experience: Essays on Folklore by William A. Wilson. She was book review editor of the Journal of American Folklore, coordinated the American studies program at BYU, and is editor of The Folklore Historian. She is currently co-editing with Pauline Greenhill an essay collection on fairy tales and television.

Dana Vantrease received her PhD in Computer Sciences from the University of Wisconsin-Madison. Her advisor, Mikko Lipasti, encouraged her to pursue interests outside of math and sciences. She became a semi-accidental published author in folklore with a lot of assistance from Janet Gilmore, her instructor in Folklore 530—Foodways. Dana is now an architect of cell phone processors in Austin, Texas. In her spare time, she enjoys Ohio State football, playing her clarinet, and crafting homemade raviolis. [End Page 113]



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