Esther Clinton

Adjunct Instructor

The School of Cultural and Critical Studies mourns the loss of Dr. Esther Clinton, who passed away in July 2022.  Dr. Clinton taught classes in folklore, narrative, cultural theory, and many other topics since arriving as a Visiting Assistant Professor in 2006.  Her students and colleagues have planted trees and dedicated a park bench on campus in her memory, and donated to the Cocoon, a local shelter for abuse survivors.

Courses Taught: POPC 220: “Introduction to Folklore and Folklife,”; POPC 300 "Global Popular Culture"; POPC 424: “The Fairy Tale”; POPC 321 "Folklife and Material Culture"; POPC 660 "Folklore and Folklife (graduate course)

Educational Background:
Ph.D., Indiana University Bloomington, Folklore
M.A., Indiana University Bloomington, Folklore
B.A., Hampshire College

Research/Publications:
Clinton, Esther. "Trickster." In Hasan El-Shamy and Jane Garry, ed. Archetypes and Motifs in Folklore and Literature: A Handbook. 2205.

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Updated: 10/11/2022 12:18PM