ISFNR Membership

Dear Colleagues,

since our meeting in Vilnius (2013) and as of August 2015, it has been our pleasure to welcome thirty-two new members to the ISFNR. Our new colleagues include folk-narrative specialists from Argentina, Belgium, Canada, Croatia, Estonia, Finland, Germany/New Zealand, Iceland, India, Iran, Israel, Japan, Latvia, Lithuania, the Netherlands, the Philippines, Poland, Portugal, Slovakia, Sweden, Switzerland, Turkey, the United Kingdom, and the United States. Their involvement in our organization strengthens not only the ISFNR but also the disciplines of folkloristics and narrative studies. As per our statutes, the official announcement of new members will be made at the next ISFNR General Assembly in 2016.

The ISFNR Board has recently simplified the application process, which no longer requires nominations. The application form is online and, together with the applicant's CV listing publications in folk-narrative research, it goes to me as the ISFNR Board Member responsible for Membership. It is also helpful to send two recent abstracts that are representative of the applicant's scholarship. (Any offprints, however, should be sent to our President who is building an ISFNR library/archive.) If you are interested in joining the ISFNR you can submit materials at any point during the year, but you should be aware that the Board considers applications twice a year (June and December). Once the vote takes place, new members will receive a message welcoming them to the Society and information about Membership Fees and benefits.

Please contact me directly if you have any ISFNR Membership questions.

Chairperson of Membership Commitee
Prof. Kimberly J Lau
Humanities Division
Office- 239, Humanities 1
Literature Department
University of California Santa Cruz
Contact No.- 831-459-5145
Email ID- lau@ucsc.edu