Department of Sociology and Anthropology

Tom Mould

Tom Mould Professor of Sociology and Anthropology
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As a folklorist, Tom Mould is most interested in the stories we tell everyday about our lives, communities and cultures, including myths, legends and anecdotes, both sacred and mundane. He immerses himself in the cultures he studies, including those of North American Indians, Mormons, pottery collectors, and welfare recipients. Topics he can speak to include: traditional arts, folk belief, storytelling, urban or “contemporary” legends, Mormon culture and lore, American Indian identity and culture, the American South and African American stepping. Mould is also the Director of the Honors Fellows Program.


Ph.D. in Folklore, Indiana University
M.A. in Folklore, Indiana University
B.A. in English Literature, Washington University

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