Dorian Jurić

Dorian Jurić

Visiting Assistant Professor, Folklore and Ethnomusicology



  • Ph.D., McMaster University, 2019
  • M.A. , McMaster University, 2010
  • B.A., University of British Columbia, 2007

Research interests

  • Oral epic and bardic arts
  • Oral prose narrative
  • Supernatural beings
  • The comparative method
  • Oral Formulaic Theory
  • The politics of folklore
  • Historical ethnography and archives
  • Nativist folklore and anti-migrant solidarity

Courses recently taught

  • Folklore in the US, IU
  • Folkore and the Humanities, IU
  • Anthropology for the 21st Century, UOttawa
  • Conflicts and Social Movements, UOttawa
  • Storytelling, Fable, and Song: The Anthropology of Oral Traditions, McMaster
  • The Anthropology of Monsters and Supernatural Beings, McMaster

Awards + Distinctions

  • Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council Postdoctoral Fellowship, 2021-2023
  • Harry Frank Guggenheim Distinguished Scholar Award, 2021-2022
  • Wenner-Gren Post-PhD Research Grant, 2021-2022
  • Joseph-Armand Bombardier Canada Graduate Scholarship, 2015-2018

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