Jon Lee, PhD
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- PhD, Memorial University of Newfoundland (Folklore)
- MFA, Lesley University (Poetry)
- MA, Utah State University (Folklore)
- BA, Gonzaga University (History, Spanish minor)
- Folk Medicine
- Oral Narratives
- Folk Literature
- Urban Legends and the Supernatural
- Modern Poetry
- Creative Writing
- An Epidemic of Rumors: How Stories Shape Our Perceptions of Disease. Logan: Utah State University Press, 2014.
- These Around Us. Hemet, California: Aldrich Press, 2014.
- Ode to Brian: The Long Season. Winside, Nebraska: Logan House Press, 2006.
- “Review of Diagnosing Folklore: Perspectives on Disability, Health and Trauma.” Journal of American Folklore (forthcoming).
- “Review of From Nursery Rhymes to Nationhood: Children’s Literature and the Construction of Canadian Identity.” Children’s Folklore Review 31 (2009).
- “Review of Véronique Campion-Vincent’s Organ Theft Legends.” Marvels & Tales 21.2 (2006).
Selected Conference Presentations
- “Tradition and Illness Narratives.” American Folklore Society, Long Beach, California, 2015.
- “A Troubling Tendency to Exist: New Strategies for Dealing with Harmful Narratives.” Northeast Popular/American Culture Association, Providence, Rhode Island, 2014.
- “The H1N1 Rumor Epidemic.” American Folklore Society, Nashville, Tennessee, 2010.
- “Full Circle: The Recycling of Disease Narratives.” International Society for Contemporary Legend Research, Baddeck, Nova Scotia, 2009.
- “‘Please Receive Communion Through Your Hands’: Personal and Communal Mediation of Stigma in the 2003 SARS Epidemic.” American Folklore Society, Québec City, Canada, 2007.
- “Private Actions in Public Spaces: SARS and Paradigm Violations." International Society for Contemporary Legend Research, Utah State University, Logan, Utah, 2007.
- “Public Reactions to the SARS Virus: Rumors, Panics and Pseudo-Preventatives.” International Society for Contemporary Legend Research, Aberystwyth, Wales, 2004.
Awards & Honors
- Visiting Professor of Folklore, Utah State University, Spring 2015