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Timothy Correll

Timothy Correll
Title: 
Visiting Lecturer
Department: 
Office: 
Tower 541
Education: 
2003 - Ph.D., Folklore, University of California; 1997 - M.A., Folklore, University of California; 1995 - B.A., English, University of Cincinnati
Professional Experience: 

Curatorial Projects

  • 2004 - Co-curator, “Productos Latinos: Sign Painters of Los Angeles,” Photographic exhibition at the Craft and Folk Art Museum, Los Angeles
  • 2001 - Co-curator, “Muffler Men.” Venice Art Walk 
  • 1999-2000 - Co-curator, “Muffler Men, Muñecos, and Other Welded Wonders: Occupational Sculpture from Automotive Debris.” Fowler Museum of Cultural History exhibition, UCLA 
  • 1999 - Exhibition Consultant, “Cast-Off/Outcast: Living on the Streets,” 
  • 1998 - Organizing Committee Member for Botánica: Art and Spirit in Los Angeles exhibition. Folklore and Mythology Gallery

Publications

  • 2014 - “Productos Latinos:  Latino Business Murals, Symbolism, and the Social Enactment of Identity in Greater Los Angeles.” Journal of American Folklore 
  • 2011 - “Priests and Pishogues: Fairy Healers, Religious Condemnation and Narrative Approbation in Late Nineteenth- and Early Twentieth-Century Ireland.” In Narrative in Celtic Tradition: Essays in Honor of Edgar M. Slotkin. Ed. Joseph F. Eska. Colgate University Press.  Hamilton, New York
  • 2008 - “’You Know About Needle Boy, Right?’: Variation in Rumors and Legends About Attacks with HIV-Infected Needles.” Western Folklore 67/1
  • 2005 - “Believers, Skeptics and Charlatans: Evidential Rhetoric, the Fairies, and Fairy Healers in Irish Oral Narrative and Belief.” Folklore 116
  • 2000 - Muffler Men (co-authored with Patrick A. Polk). University Press of Mississippi, Folk Art and Artist Series. Monograph
  • 1999 - “Introduction: Trash, Treasure, and the Eye of the Beholder.” In The Cast-Off Recast: Recycling and the Creative Transformation of Mass-Produced Objects. UCLA Fowler Museum of Cultural History Monograph Series
  • “Muffler Men, Muñecos, and Other Welded Wonders: Occupational Folk Art from Automotive Debris.” In The Cast-Off Recast: Recycling and the Creative Transformation of Mass-Produced Objects. UCLA Fowler Museum of Cultural History Monograph Series
  • 1999 - Editor - The Cast-Off Recast: Recycling and the Creative Transformation of Mass-Produced Objects. UCLA Fowler Museum of Cultural History Monograph Series (co-edited with Patrick A. Polk). Exhibition catalogue. 
  • 1997 - “Associative Context and Joke Visualization.” Western Folklore 56

Awards and Honors

  • 1999-2000 -  I.I.E. Fulbright Doctoral Dissertation Research Grant, Ireland 
  • 1995 - Brown Award for the Outstanding Graduating Student in English, University of Cincinnati
  • 1993 - Taft Undergraduate Enrichment Award, University of Cincinnati, used to for Welsh Language Immersion program in Wales

Professional Affiliations

  • American Folklore Society 
  • Western Folklore Society