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educator , folklorist , writer

Alan Dundes, American Writer, folklorist, educator. Recipient Chicago Folklore 2d prize 1962, 1st prize 1976, Pitrè Prize, Sigillo d'oro, 1993; Guggenheim fellow, 1966-1967, National Endowment for Humanities senior fellow, 1972-1974.

Background

Dundes, Alan was born on September 8, 1934 in New York City. Son of Maurice and Helen (Rothschild) Dundes.

Education

Bachelor, Yale University, 1955. Master of Arts in Teaching., Yale University, 1958. Doctor of Philosophy, Indiana University, 1962.

Career

Instructor English, U. Kansas, 1962-1963;assistant professor anthropology, University of California, Berkeley, 1963-1965;associate professor, University of California, Berkeley, 1965-1968;professor anthropology and folklore, University of California, Berkeley, since 1968.

Works

Membership

With United States Naval Reserve, 1955-1957. Member American Association for the Advancement of Science, American Folklore Society (president 1980), Fellows of the American Folklore Society (president) California Folklore Society, International Society Folk Narrative Research.

Connections

Son of Maurice and Helen (Rothschild) D. M. Carolyn M. Browne, September 8, 1958. Children: Alison, Lauren, David.

father:
Maurice Dundes

mother:
Helen (Rothschild) Dundes

spouse:
Carolyn M. Browne

children:
Alison Dundes

Lauren Dundes

David Dundes