I am Anna Keneda a folklorist interested in possibilities of public folklore. My current thesis work focuses on material culture, occupational folklore as well as animal studies. My broader interest are new models for community storytelling with an emphasis on collaborative ethnography and audio documentaries.
Education / Experience
I have a B.A. in political science from Emory University where I focused on the politics of non-profits and urban public policy. I went on to work with a variety of non-profits in Atlanta, GA and taught IB curriculum English and Music in Mombasa, Kenya before returning to the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill where I am finishing up my M.A. in Folklore.
Awards / Shows / Fairs / Collections
While at UNC Chapel Hill I have worked with the National Folk Festival as an Artist volunteer and with NC Folk as a Stage Manager for their “One State Many Worlds Programing.” My skills include, interviews, event planning, organization, research, sound recording, teaching, writing, photography, and fund raising.