Roger D. Abrahams

Roger D. Abrahams is a former professor of folklore and folklife at the University of Pennsylvania. He earned a BA from Swarthmore College, an MA from Columbia University and a PhD from the University of Pennsylvania. He carried out fieldwork in a range of African–American communities, and has also studied Anglo–American folk songs and children’s lore. A former president of the American Folklore Society, Abrahams now lives in Sunnyvale, California.


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