Richard Bauman

Award Winner

1940 –


Who is Richard Bauman?

Richard Bauman is a folklorist and anthropologist, now retired from Indiana University Bloomington. He is Distinguished Professor emeritus of Folklore, of Anthropology, and of Communication and Culture. Before coming to IU in 1985, he was the Director of the Center for Intercultural Studies in Folklore and Ethnomusicology at the University of Texas and a faculty member in the UT Department of Anthropology. Just before retiring from Indiana, he was chair of the IU Department of Folklore and Ethnomusicology, as well as an important member of the Department of Anthropology and the Department of Communication and Culture.

Bauman earned an B.A. with honors and distinction in English from the University of Michigan. He then earned an M.A. in folklore in 1962 at Indiana University, working closely with W. Edson Richmond and MacEdward Leach, a University of Pennsylvania folklorist then visiting Indiana University. He next went to the Penn, where he received both the M.S. in Anthropology and the Ph.D. in American Civilization in 1968. At Penn he studied with the folklorist and linguistic anthropologist Dell Hymes, Anthony F. C. Wallace, a prominent historical and psychological anthropologist, and the historian Lee Benson.

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  • United States of America
  • Master of Arts, Indiana University Bloomington
    ( - 1962)
  • PhD, University of Pennsylvania
    American Civilization
    ( - 1968)
Lived in
  • Bloomington

on July 23, 2013


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