David J. Puglia, Ph.D.
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EDUCATION

Ph.D.  Pennsylvania State University, Harrisburg; American Studies, 2015

M.A.    Western Kentucky University, Bowling Green; Folk Studies, 2010

B.A.     University of Maryland, College Park; Government and Politics, 2007


TEACHING

Assistant Professor, Bronx Community College of the City University of New York, English Department (2015-)

Lecturer, Pennsylvania State University, Harrisburg; School of Humanities (2010-2015)


PUBLICATIONS                                                                                          

BOOKS

Tradition, Urban Identity, and the Baltimore “Hon”: The Folk in the City. Lanham, MD: Lexington Books, 2018.

Maryland Legends: Folklore from the Old Line State (with Trevor Blank). Charleston, SC: The History Press, 2014.

South Central Pennsylvania Legends and Lore. Charleston, SC: The History Press, 2012.

PEER-REVIEWED ARTICLES AND BOOK CHAPTERS

“Media and Internet in American Folklore and Folklife Studies” in The Oxford Handbook of American Folklore and Folklife Studies, ed. Simon J. Bronner. Oxford: Oxford University Press (2019): 1-29.

“Urban, Suburban, and Metropolitan Folklore and Folklife” in The Oxford Handbook of American Folklore and Folklife Studies, ed. Simon J. Bronner. Oxford: Oxford University Press (2018): 1-25.

“Growing Little Traditions: Baltimore’s Little Miss Hon Contest,” Children’s Folklore Review vol. 38 (2017): 79-91.

“Movies,” in Youth Cultures in America, eds. Simon J. Bronner and Cindy Dell Clark, pp. 481-489. Santa Barbara: ABC-CLIO Greenwood (2016).

“Getting Maryland’s Goat: Diffusion and Canonization of Prince George’s County’s Goatman Legend,” Contemporary Legend: The Journal of the International Society for Contemporary Legend Research series 3, vol. 3 (2013): 63-77.

“Toying with Corporate Narratives: The Genesis of Mick(e)y Mouse,” New Directions in Folklore vol. 11, no. 2 (2013): 84-95.

“Folklorists, Folk Studies, and the Folklife Archives at Western Kentucky University: A History,” The Folklore Historian Vol. 29 (2012): 3-15.

“The Folklife Archives at Western Kentucky University: A Special Collection,” Kentucky Libraries vol. 75, no. 4 (2011): 16-19.

ENCYCLOPEDIA ENTRIES

“Legend,” in Encyclopedia of American Studies, ed. Simon J. Bronner, Baltimore: The Johns Hopkins University Press (2014).

“Daniel Boone,” in Encyclopedia of American Studies, ed. Simon J. Bronner, Baltimore: The Johns Hopkins University Press (2014).

BOOK REVIEWS

Behold the Proverbs of a People: Proverbial Wisdom in Culture, Literature, and Politics (2014), by Wolfgang Mieder, in Journal of American Folklore vol. 132, no. 524 (2019): 223-225.

City of Neighborhoods: Memory, Folklore, and Ethnic Place in Boston, by Anthony Bak Buccitelli, in New Directions in Folklore vol. 15, no. 1/2 (2017): 145-48.

Built with Faith: Italian American Imagination and Catholic Material Culture in New York City, by Joseph Sciorra, in Altreitalie: International Journal of Studies on Italian Migrations in the World vol. 52 (2016).

Sensing the Past: Hollywood Stars and Historical Visions, by Jim Cullen, in Cultural Analysis, vol. 12 (2013).

The Opposite of Cold: The Northwoods Finnish Sauna Tradition, by Michael Nordskog, in Material Culture vol. 45, no. 1 (2013): 77-80.

The Retail Revolution: How Wal-Mart Created a Brave New World of Business, by Nelson Lichtenstein, in Journal of Consumer Culture vol. 13, no. 1 (2013): 70-72.

Legend-Tripping Online: Supernatural Folklore and the Search for Ong’s Hat, by Michael Kinsella, in Journal of Folklore Research (2011).

Newslore: Contemporary Folklore on the Internet, by Russell Frank, in New Directions in Folklore vol. 9, no. 1 (2011).

IN PROGRESS/UNDER REVIEW/IN PRESS

North American Monsters and Creatures: A Contemporary Legend Casebook under contract with Utah State University Press.

“The Goatman and Washington, D.C.: Strange Sightings and the Fear of the Encroaching City” in Supernatural Cities, ed. Karl Bell, under contract with Boydell & Brewer (in press).

“The Chocolate Easter Egg in South Central Pennsylvania: Cracking a Seasonal Tradition,” in Digest: A Journal of Foodways and Culture (in press).


AWARDS AND HONORS

PSC-CUNY Research Award, City University of New York, 2019-2020.

Faculty Fellowship Publication Program, City University of New York, 2017-18.

Harold F. Martin Graduate Assistant Outstanding Teaching Award, Pennsylvania State University, 2014.

Outstanding Graduate Student Award, Penn State Harrisburg Alumni Society, 2014.

Sue Samuelson Award for Academic Excellence in American Studies, Pennsylvania State University, Harrisburg, 2014.

Louise E. Hoffman Memorial Adjunct Teaching Award, Pennsylvania State University, Harrisburg, 2013.

Dr. David Buchan Student Essay Prize, International Society for Contemporary Legend Research, 2011.


SERVICE TO THE DISCIPLINE

Member, Annual Meeting Program Planning Committee, American Folklore Society, 2018.

Treasurer, Middle Atlantic Folklife Association, 2017-2019.

Vice President, Middle Atlantic Folklife Association, 2015-2017

President, Middle Atlantic Folklife Association, 2013-2015.

Member at Large, Executive Council, International Society for Contemporary Legend Research, 2013-2019.

Vice President, Middle Atlantic Folklife Association, 2011-2013.

Senior Convener, NewFolk section; American Folklore Society, 2011-2014.


EDITORIAL WORK

Editorial Board, Voices: The Journal of New York Folklore, since 2017.

Editorial Board, Supernatural Studies, since 2015.

Editor, FOAFTale News: Newsletter of the International Society for Contemporary Legend Research, 2015-2016.

Editor, New Directions in Folklore, 2014-2018.

Assistant Editor, FOAFtale News: Newsletter of the International Society for Contemporary Legend Research, 2013-2015.

Associate Editor, New Directions in Folklore, 2011-2014.

Editorial Board, New Directions in Folklore, since 2010.


CONFERENCE PRESENTATIONS

“The Goatman of Prince George’s County: Supernatural Sightings and the Fear of the Encroaching City,” American Folklore Society, Buffalo, New York, October 20, 2018.

“The Poe Toaster: A Literary Legend, a Mysterious Man, and the Supernatural in the City,” International Society for Contemporary Legend Research, Brussels, Belgium, June 6, 2018.

“Tradition, Urban Identity, and the Baltimore ‘Hon,’” New York Folk Arts Roundtable, Buffalo, New York, May 23, 2018.

“MAFA Meets Folklore Students, a.k.a. The Public Folklore Bonanza,” Pennsylvania Folklore Symposium, Middletown, Pennsylvania, May 19, 2018.

“Folk Speech™: Intellectual Property, Local Identity, and the Trademarking of the Vernacular,” American Folklore Society, Minneapolis, Minnesota, October 21, 2017.

Panelist, “Folklife, Interrupted: The Potentials and Important of Folklife Work(ers) in Uncertain Times,” Joint Conference of the Eastern American Studies Association, the Middle Atlantic Folklife Association, and the Society for Americanists, Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, April 1, 2017.

“The Yolk of Tradition: South Central Pennsylvania’s Chocolate Easter Egg,” Joint Conference of the Eastern American Studies Association, Middle Atlantic Folklife Association, and Society for Americanists, Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, March 31, 2017.

“The Battle for Baltimore: The Hon Culture Wars,” Faculty Lecture Series, Bronx Community College, Bronx, New York, November 3, 2016.

“The Chocolate Easter Egg in South Central Pennsylvania: Cracking a Distinctive Local Tradition,” American Folklore Society, Miami, Florida, October 22, 2016.

“Food and Folklore Pedagogy: Tasting and Sampling Definitions,” Bronx Community College’s Fourth Annual Faculty Day, Bronx, New York, April 15, 2016.

“Conjuring Charm City: Folk Speech, the Esteemed Vernacular, and the Enactment of Place,” American Folklore Society, Long Beach, California, October 15, 2015.

Moderator, “’The Child of Such Union’: A Forum on the (Em)bedding of Folklore and American Studies” Joint Conference of the Eastern American Studies Association and the Middle Atlantic Folklife Association, Glassboro, New Jersey, March 27, 2015.

Panelist, “Forum: Myths and Opportunities of Open Access,” American Folklore Society, Santa Fe, New Mexico, November 6, 2014.

“Darwin’s Deathbed Confession: The Evolution of a Christian Contemporary Legend,” International Society for Contemporary Legend Research, Prague, Czech Republic, June 6, 2014.

“One Neighborhood, Two Cultures, Three Narratives: Class, Gentrification, and Multivocalism in a Postindustrial Mill Town,” American Studies Association, Washington, DC, November 23, 2013.

“Placing the ‘Hon’ in Baltimore: Urban White Identity, Boosterism, and the Stigmatized Vernacular,” American Folklore Society, Providence, Rhode Island, October 19, 2013.

“Everybody Hates Chris Chase: Vernacular Disdain on the Internet,” American Folklore Society, New Orleans, Louisiana, October 27, 2012.

“Toying with Corporate Narratives: The Genesis of Mick(e)y Mouse,” International Society for Contemporary Legend Research, Göttingen, Germany, May 8, 2012 and Eastern American Studies Association, Harrisonburg, Virginia, March 22, 2013.

“The Beauty of the Fairytale and the Beast of Mass Media: A Reconsideration of the Disney Fairytale Films,” Popular Culture Association/American Culture Association, Boston, Massachusetts, April 13, 2012.

Panelist, “Biases and Balances: A Discussion of Neutrality in Archives, Museums, and Other Folklore Collections,” American Folklore Society, Bloomington, Indiana, October 14, 2011.

“Getting Maryland’s Goat: The Goatman of Prince George’s County,” International Society for Contemporary Legend Research, Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, May 25, 2011.

“Apocalyptic Appropriation: Spurious ‘Mayan’ Heritage in Modern American Folk and Popular Culture,” Joint Conference of the Middle Atlantic American Studies Association, Middle Atlantic Folklife Association, and Pennsylvania Political Science Association, Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, April 9, 2011.

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