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Professor (Teaching) of Anthropology and Communication, USC Dornsife College of Letters, Arts and Sciences

In the Fall of 2006, Tok came to USC, where he has been teaching graduate and undergraduate courses in folklore and related topics. Additionally, he has taught folklore as a visiting professor at universities in Northern Ireland, Iceland, and Ethiopia. While still in graduate school, he co-founded and co-edited the journal Cultural Analysis: An Interdisciplinary Forum on Folklore and Popular Culture, which he co-edited for 15 years. From 2013-2017 he was the editor for Western Folklore. Recent books include The Truth of Myth, a textbook for World Mythology (with Gregory Schrempp), and a casebook entitled Posthuman Folklore.

Experience

  • –present
    Associate Professor of Teaching, University of Southern California – Dornsife College of Letters, Arts and Sciences