About Me

Dr. Meredith McGriff is currently the membership director of the American Folklore Society. Prior to joining the AFS staff, she taught introductory undergraduate folklore courses and worked for a variety of cultural and arts organizations in Indiana. Meredith received her PhD in 2016 from the Department of Folklore and Ethnomusicology at Indiana University. Her dissertation was titled “The Michiana Aesthetic: Community and Collaboration in an Emerging Pottery Tradition.” Her current research interests are varied, and include occupational folklore, material culture, embodied knowledge, and queer folkloristics. See the Current Projects page to learn more about her recent and ongoing research.

Contact Meredith via email at CaughtUpInClay@gmail.com.

LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/meredith-mcgriff-23a029142
"Why I'm a Folklorist" video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=c7xvl3asZ5g