Guest Curators

We want to say thank you to our outgoing Guest Curator, Jon Rose! If you missed a chance to see his fantastic artifacts, please stop by the Guest Curator Archive Page. You can also examine all of our past Guest Curator’s as well.

Welcome to our Guest Curator, Tok Thompson!

Tok Thompson is an Associate Professor of Anthropology and Communications at the University of Southern California, and has researched folklore in various groups and locales around the world. Tok hails from the backwoods of Alaska, where he returns every summer to live in his remote wilderness cabin and commercial fish. His most recent book, Posthuman Folklore, explores the theoretical implications of “rethinking the human” for folklore studies. His co-authored textbook The Truth of Myth (with Gregory Schrempp of Indiana University) will be released in February 2020 by Oxford University Press. Tok can also be seen regularly on various television and other media appearances.

If you are a folklorist or a collector of folklore/popular culture artifacts, please consider becoming a Guest Curator. Your objects will be highlighted here on a rotating basis.

All we ask is that the objects be yours, you have a photograph of the objects, and all or most of the information about the object (see the guidelines below, for more details).

Guest Curator Guidelines:

1. Artifacts must fall within the subject of our website (folklore, folk art, popular culture, etc).

2. Artifacts must be a part of your own personal collection.

3. Submissions must be limited to no more than five artifacts.

4. Submissions must contain a photograph of the artifact, as well as the title, purpose, country of origin, culture , materials, and dimensions of the artifact.

5. We also would like your photograph and a brief biography to accompany the collection.

Please contact, and write Guest Curator in the subject line for further information or with any questions. We cannot wait to highlight your collection!