About : Our Supporters

Advisory Board, Supporters and Sponsors

The World Oral Literature Project is delighted to have an Advisory Board made up of international experts who have agreed to give the Executive Board meaningful help in many different areas for an initial term of three years. Members do not have voting authority, nor do they bear legal fiduciary responsibility. Our Advisory Board members are:

Professor Anvita Abbi (Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi, India)
Dr George N. Appell (Brandeis University and Firebird Foundation for Anthropological Research)
Dr Judith Aston (Digital Cultures Research Centre, UWE)
Professor Peter K. Austin (Hans Rausing Endangered Languages Project, SOAS)
Professor Asen Balikci (Université de Montréal)
H. Russell Bernard (University of Florida)
Dr Roger Blench (Kay Williamson Educational Foundation, Cambridge)
Dr Robin Boast (University of Cambridge)
Professor Hugh Brody (Canada Research Chair in Aboriginal Studies, University of the Fraser Valley)
Professor Rahile Dawut (Director of Anthropology and Folklore Research Center, Xinjiang University, Urumqi, Xinjiang, China)
Dr Lise Dobrin (University of Virginia)
Professor Ruth Finnegan (Open University)
Professor John Miles Foley (Director, Center for Studies in Oral Tradition, University of Missouri)
Professor Graham Furniss (SOAS)
Professor Martin Gaenszle (University of Vienna)
Dr Florentina Badalanova Geller (Royal Anthropological Institute & University College London)
Professor David Gellner (University of Oxford)
Dr Tjeerd de Graaf (Mercator European Research Centre on Multilingualism and Language Learning)
Dr K. David Harrison (Swarthmore College & Living Tongues Institute for Endangered Languages)
Dr Lauri Harvilahti (Director, Folklore Archives, Finnish Literature Society)
Dr Anita Herle (Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology, University of Cambridge)
Professor Clive Holes (University of Oxford)
Dr Stephen Hugh-Jones (King’s College, Cambridge)
Professor Caroline Humphrey (University of Cambridge)
Professor Janet Dixon Keller (University of Illinois)
Professor John Leavitt (Université de Montréal)
Dr Stephen Pax Leonard (Trinity Hall, Cambridge)
Dr Robert Leopold (Director, National Anthropological Archives, Smithsonian Institution)
Professor Kathryn S. March (Cornell University)
Dr Daniela Merolla (Leiden University)
Christopher Moseley (Foundation for Endangered Languages)
David Nathan (Endangered Languages Archive, SOAS)
Dr Michael O'Hanlon (Director, Pitt Rivers Museum, University of Oxford)
Dr Sarah Ogilvie (Lucy Cavendish, University of Cambridge)
Philip Orwell (venturethree)
Dr Nicholas Ostler (Foundation for Endangered Languages)
Dr Carole Pegg (University of Cambridge, Inner Asian Music & 7-Star Records)
Dr Françoise Pommaret (CNRS & EPHE)
Dr Charles Ramble (University of Oxford)
Dr Nicole Revel (Langues-Musiques-Sociétés, CNRS)
Dr Tristram Riley-Smith
Professor Clifford Sather (Professorial Fellow, University of Helsinki)
Professor Harold Scheub (University of Wisconsin)
Dr Peter Seitel (Senior Folklorist Emeritus, Center for Folklife and Cultural Heritage, Smithsonian Institution)
Dr Rieks Smeets (Former Chief of Section of Intangible Cultural Heritage, UNESCO)
Professor Barry Supple (University of Cambridge)
Dr Maria V. Stanyukovich (Peter the Great Museum of Anthropology and Ethnography, St Petersburg)
Professor Wim A.L. Stokhof (Leiden University and CenPris, Universiti Sains Malaysia)
Professor Dame Marilyn Strathern (University of Cambridge)
Professor Harry Stroomer (Leiden University)
Professor William J. Sutherland (University of Cambridge)
Professor Vinson Sutlive (College of William and Mary)
Dr Nick Thieberger (University of Melbourne & University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa)
Dr Piers Vitebsky (Scott Polar Research Institute, University of Cambridge)
Professor Janet C. E. Watson (University of Salford)
Professor Hein Willemse (International Society for Oral Literatures of Africa & University of Pretoria)