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About Lisa Gabbert

Lisa Gabbert is associate professor in the Department of English and Director of the Folklore Program at Utah State University. She is a specialist in Folklore Studies. Her research interests include landscape and place, festivity and play, and medical folklore. Her work has appeared in the Journal of American Folklore, CUR Quarterly, Western Folklore, Contemporary Legend, Midwestern Folklore, Folklore Forum, and other publications. Her book, entitled Winter Carnival in a Western Town: Identity, Change and the Good of the Community, examines festival and socioeconomic change and was published by Utah State University Press in 2011.


Present Associate Professor of English, Utah State University, Utah State University English
Present Director, Folklore Program, Utah State University Folklore Studies

Curriculum Vitae

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Honors and Awards

  • College Undergraduate Research Mentor of the Year (2012)
  • Department of English Undergraduate Research Mentor of the Year (2012)
  • Nominated for Outstanding Graduate Mentor (2011)
  • Humanist of the Year - College of Humanities, Arts and Social Sciences at Utah State University (2010)
  • Humanist of the Year - Department of English, Utah State University (2010)
  • Utah Humanities Council “Human Ties” Award (2008)


  • Introduction to Folklore
  • Folk Narrative
  • Children's Folklore
  • Folklore Theories and Methods
  • Folklore Fieldwork
  • Expressive Culture and Conflict
  • Folklore and US Landscapes
  • Survey of American Folklore
  • Regional Folklore
  • Folk Art and Material Culture
  • Folklore and Work

Contact Information

Office Location: 204C Ray B. West
Phone: (435) 797-2721


Books (2)

Articles (12)

Contributions to Books (2)

Book Reviews (11)