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Emeriti Faculty | Richard Bauman

Richard Bauman

Professor Emeritus, Department of Communication and Culture





The principal foci of his research and publications include performance, language ideology, narrative, oral poetics, and genre. He has done fieldwork in Scotland, Nova Scotia, Texas, and Mexico, historical research on early Quakers and medieval Iceland, and is currently engaged in a research project on representations of performance and public culture on early commercial sound recordings, from the mid-1890s to 1920. Prof. Bauman has served as President of the Society for Linguistic Anthropology and the Semiotic Society of America, and as Editor of the Journal of American Folklore. He has also been a Guggenheim Fellow, a Fellow of the Center for Advanced Study in the Behavioral Sciences, and twice holder of National Endowment for the Humanities Fellowships. Prof. Bauman was appointed Distinguished Professor in 1991 and won the Distinguished Teaching and Mentoring Award of the University Graduate School in 2001. In addition to his appointment in Communication and Culture, Prof. Bauman holds appointments in Folklore and Ethnomusicology, and Anthropology, and is affiliated with the programs in American Studies, Latin American and Caribbean Studies, and Cultural Studies.

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