Brandon Barker

Brandon Barker

Lecturer, Folklore and Ethnomusicology

Education

  • Ph.D., University of Louisiana, 2012
  • M.A., Middle Tennessee University, 2007
  • B.A., Maryville College, 2002

Professional Experience

  • Folklore and the Body
  • Introduction to Folklore
  • Children's Folklore
  • American Country Music
  • Folklore of the South
  • American Foodways

Awards

  • Indiana University Trustees Teaching Award, 2019
  • Indiana University Trustees Teaching Award, 2017

Representative publications

Folk Illusions: Children, Folklore, and Sciences of Perception (2019)
Brandon Barker, Clai Rice
Indiana University Press.

The Animal Question as Folklore in Science (2019)
Brandon Barker
Journal of Folklore Research, Special Issue, Folklore as (Unlikely) Frame for Science, The Aesop’s Fable Paradigm., 56 (2-3), 15-26

Anthropomorphomania and the Rise of the Animal Mind: A Conversation (2019)
Brandon Barker, Daniel J. Povinelli
Journal of Folklore Research, Special Issue, Folklore as (Unlikely) Frame for Science, The Aesop’s Fable Paradigm., 56 (2-3), 71-90

Conclusion: Old Ideas and the Science of Animal Folklore (2019)
Brandon Barker, Daniel J. Povinelli
Journal of Folklore Research, Special Issue, Folklore as (Unlikely) Frame for Science, The Aesop’s Fable Paradigm., 56 (2-3), 113-23

Doctor Fomomindo’s Preliminary Notes for a Future Index of Anthropomorphized Animal Behaviors (2019)
Brandon Barker, Daniel J. Povinelli, Marissa Wieneke, Kristina Downs
Journal of Folklore Research, Special Issue, Folklore as (Unlikely) Frame for Science, The Aesop’s Fable Paradigm., 56 (2-3), 125-291

Folk Illusions as Emic, Educational Prompt (2018)
Brandon Barker
Journal of Folklore and Education, 5 42-48

Searching for Ratzinger (2016)
Brandon Barker
Turnip Trucks, 2 (2), 94-128

Folk Illusions: An Unrecognized Genre of Folklore (2012)
K. Brandon Barker, Claiborne Rice
Journal of American Folklore, 125 (498), 444-473

Light as a Feather, Stiff as a Board (2011)
Daniel J. Povinelli
World Without Weight: Perspectives on an Alien Mind, 289-290