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About Steve Siporin

Professor Steve Siporin is a folklorist who holds a joint appointment in English and History. He teaches a wide variety of folklore classes, including Jewish Folklore and Folklore and Religion. He is the author of American FolkMasters: The National Heritage Fellows (Abrams, 1992) and co-editor of Worldviews and the American West: The Life of the Place Itself (Utah State University Press, 2000). His translation of Augusto Segre's Memories of Jewish Life: Casale Monferrato-Rome-Jerusalem, 1918-1960, from the Italian, is due to be published by the University of Nebraska Press (2008).


Present Professor, Utah State University English

Curriculum Vitae

Research Interests

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Honors and Awards

  • Lady Davis Fellow, The Hebrew University of Jerusalem(2010)
  • Research Fellowship, Memorial Foundation for Jewish Culture(1999-2000)
  • Humanist of the Year, College of Humanities, Arts, and Social Sciences, Utah State University(1994)
  • Honorable Mention, Giuseppe Pitrè International Folklore Prize, for my book, American Folk Masters: The National Heritage Fellows(1993)
  • Faculty Research Fellowship, Utah State University(1988-1989)
  • Research Fellow, Folklore Research Center, Hebrew University of Jerusalem(1985)
  • Research Fellowship, Memorial Foundation for Jewish Culture(1984-1985)
  • Conference Fellowship, “Indian Self-Rule,” Institute of the American West(1983)
  • Doctoral Fellowship, Memorial Foundation for Jewish Culture(1975-1976)

Contact Information

Phone: (435) 797-2722
Office: Ray B West (RWST) 204B


Articles (18)

Books (4)

Contributions to Books (11)