Philip Scher, Department of Anthropology

Academic Areas:
Folklore, Pop Culture, World Heritage and Heritage Sites, Popular Music, Cultural Identity, Ethnicity

Philip Scher is an expert in folklore, popular culture, world heritage and heritage sites. At the University of Oregon, he is a professor of anthropology and the director of the Folklore Program. Phil enjoys talking about the role of popular culture in world events, popular music and film and culture identity and ethnicity. He also has a longstanding interest in the folklore and expressive cultural practices of the Caribbean.

Contact: pscher@uoregon.edu | 541-346-5104

Websites:
http://anthropology.uoregon.edu/profile/pscher/

Recent Media:
You may be eating vomit, and more bizarre barf facts (National Geographic, April 1, 2017)
The Grateful Dead were decades ahead of their time (The Conversation, July 23, 2015)