The Folklore Institute, Indiana University
Contact info: 611 N. Fess # 2D
Bloomington, IN 47408
Research Interest: Judeo-Spanish traditional arts and folklore; influence on host cultures, particularly in the present day
1992. "Creating the Universe: A Study of Cosmos and Cognition" Folklore Forum, 25:1 (pp.3-18).
1994. "Crypto-Jews of the Southwest: An Imagined Community" Jewish
Folklore and Ethnology Review (JFER), 16:1
1996. "The New Mexican Crypto-Jewish Canon: Choosing to be 'Chosen' in Millenial Tradition" JFER, 18:1-2 (pp. 19-58).
1998. "Jewish Oral Traditions" in Teaching Oral Tradition, ed. John Miles Foley. New York: MLA. (pp. 225-238).
2000. "Do You Bow?: Dancing to the Image of the Sabbath Queen" in JFER.
2000. "UFO Abduction Narratives: A History, Interpretation and Classification of Genre" Journal of American Folklore.
1. Veneration of the biblical Esther through time, in different religious
belief systems (e.g., as "Santa Ester, Reina" in Spanish
Catholicism, among other non-Jewish and Jewish traditions).
2. A book on Judeo-Spanish cultural items still extant in the modern calendrical cycle of Iberian folk festivals.