Tom Mould

Professor of Anthropology
Lindner Hall - Arts & Sciences 200H
2035 Campus Box
Elon, NC 27244
tmould@elon.edu (336) 278-5746

Brief Biography

Tom Mould is Associate Professor of Anthropology and Folklore at Elon University, Director of the Honors Program, and Director of PERCS, Elon’s Program for Ethnographic Research and Community Studies. He is the author of three books—Choctaw Prophecy: A Legacy of the Future (2003), Choctaw Tales (2004), and Still, the Small Voice: Revelation, Personal Narrative and the Mormon Folk Tradition (2011)—and co-editor of two more—The Individual and Tradition (2011) and Latter-day Lore: Mormon Folklore Studies (2013). His research focuses on oral narrative, with particular attention to generic boundaries, constructed identities, and the elements of performance. He has engaged in public scholarship through his ethnographic videos for local PBS television stations that have examined folk art and culture in Indiana, Kentucky and North Carolina. His current work examines the intersection of narrative and socio-political discourse through a collaborative research project to understand the impact that narratives about the welfare system in the U.S. have on shaping public opinion and public policy.

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