Publications

PUBLICATIONS AND PAPERS

 

Review of Jo Farb Hernandez’s Singular Spaces,  Journal of American Folklore, Fall 2015.

 

“Can I Sit Next to that Chick in the Burka?” (chapter on college diversity) in The Snarktastic Guide to College Successs, Pearson, 2014.


‘Gnoming in Oakland’. Presented at the American Folklore Society conference, November, 2014.

 

“The Gnomification of Oakland”. Presented at the Popular Culture Association Annual Meeting in Chicago, April 2014.

 

“Fangalicious” invited paper/presentation at the Utah State University Fife Conference, May, 2013.

 

Ghost Hunting, Folk Drama and the Burden of Proof”.  Presented at the American Folklore Society Meeting, October, 2012.

 

“Converging Galaxies” in OMAG.  Fall 2011 – Issue 11

 

“Is Anybody There?”  Fear, Popular Culture and the Ouija Board.  Presented at the Popular Culture Association Annual Meeting, April 2011

 

“Mediums and Messages:  Afterlife Contacts and the Transformative Experience”.  Presented at the Popular Culture Association Annual Meeting, April, 2010

 

Visiting Vampires in the Big Easy.  Dvd.  Presented at American Folklore Society, 2008 and Western States Folklore Society, 2008.  Published by Renzone.

 

“Ironic Bodies and Tattooed Jews.”  In Garb: A Reader on Fashion and Theory, edited by Parme Giuntini and Kathryn Hagen.  New York:  Prentice-Hall,  2005.

 

“Hell House,” a film review.  Journal of American Folklore Winter, 2005.

 

Jan. 2000. “The Magical Harry Potter Controversy.” AltaVista.com.shopping.

 

  1. Star TrekFans and Costume Art. Jackson:  The University of Mississippi Press.

 

“Circus” in The Encyclopedia of American Popular Beliefs and Superstitions, ed. Donald Ward, (forthcoming).

 

“Earring” in The Encyclopedia of American Popular Beliefs and Superstitions, ed. Donald Ward, (forthcoming).

 

“Celebrity Shrines:  We All Deserve Our 15 Minutes, Even In Death,” in as yet untitled book, edited by Jack Santino, (forthcoming).

 

“Alien Images.”  Documentary video presented at the American Folklore Society meeting, Albuquerque, New Mexico, 2003, published by Renzone.

 

“Understanding the Oral Narrative.”  Paper and video presented for the AICAD meeting in Sarasota, Florida, 2001.

 

“Love Spells and Aphrodisiacs,” Paper presented for The Group, at Otis College of Art and Design, 2000.

 

“Futuristic Foodways In Film: The More the Galaxy Changes, the More it Stays the Same.”  Video and paper.  Presented at the American Folklore Society meeting, Portland, Oregon, 1998.

 

“Folk Art and Technology.” Paper presented at the Living Roots Conference for the L.A. Cultural Affairs Department, 1998.

 

“Salivating Customs, Concepts and Conundrums.” Paper presented at the California Folklore Society/Southwest Anthropological Association Meeting, Sacramento, 1998.

 

“The Rhetoric of Disbelief in a Community of Indian Jews.” Paper presented at the American Folklore Society Meeting, Austin, Texas, 1997.

 

“Ironic Bodies and Tattooed Jews.” Paper presented at the California Folklore Society meeting, Santa Barbara, 1997.

 

“The Costume Art of Star Trek Fans:  This Is a Life,” Student Film winner for VITAS – a Folklore and Film Festival, at U.C.L.A., shown for the festival, March,1997.

 

“Scenes from the Jewish Body:  Jews with Tattoos.”  Paper presented at the U.C.L.A.

Jewish Folklore Conference, Feb. 10, 1997; and presented in a slightly altered

form for the Armand Hammer Museum’s Teachers In-Service Day, Feb. 9, 1997.

 

“The Costume Art Of Star Trek Fans:  This Is a Life!” Documentary video presented at the Standing Conference for Organizational Cultures, Los Angeles, 1996.

 

“The Costume Art Of Star Trek Fans:  This Is a Life!” Video presented at the American Folklore Society Meeting, Lafayette, Louisiana, 1995.

 

“’If it Happens, you Believe in it,’:  One Woman’s Lifetime of Belief and Practice.”  Paper presented at the American Folklore Society Meeting, Milwaukee, 1994.

 

“Magic in the Family:  The Role of Folk Beliefs in an Indian Jewish Community in Los Angeles.” Paper presented at the American Folklore Society Meeting, 1993.

 

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