Jon Kay

Jon Kay

Clinical Associate Professor, Folklore and Ethnomusicology

Director, Traditional Arts Indiana


  • Ph.D., Indiana University, Bloomington, 2014

Research interests

  • public folklore
  • Indiana folklife
  • folk arts and aging
  • material culture
  • museums
  • occupational folklife
  • digital humanities

Courses recently taught

  • Indiana Folklore
  • Lab in Public Folklore & Ethnomusicology
  • Public Practice in Folklore & Ethnomusicology

Awards & Distinctions

  • 2018 National Endowment for the Arts Art Works Folk & Traditional Arts grant
  • 2013 Indiana Governor's Arts Award


The Expressive Lives of Elders
The Expressive Lives of Elders

Folklore, Art, and Aging

Jon Kay

Folk Art and Aging
Folk Art and Aging

Life-Story Objects and Their Makers

Jon Kay

Publication highlights