William R. Ferris

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1942 –

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Who is William R. Ferris?

William Reynolds Ferris is an American author and scholar and former chairman of the National Endowment for the Humanities. With Judy Peiser he co-founded the Center for Southern Folklore in Memphis, Tennessee; he was the founding director of the Center for the Study of Southern Culture at the University of Mississippi, and is co-editor of The Encyclopedia of Southern Culture.

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Born
Feb 5, 1942
Vicksburg
Also known as
  • William Ferris
Nationality
  • United States of America
Profession
Education
  • Northwestern University
  • PhD, University of Pennsylvania
    Folklore
    ( - 1969)
  • Davidson College
  • Brooks School
Employment
  • University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
  • Yale University

Submitted
on July 23, 2013

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