Board Member

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Dr. Jeanmarie Rouhier-Willoughby

President, American Friends of Russian Folklore
Professor of Russian, Folklore and Linguistics at the University of Kentucky

Jeanmarie Rouhier-Willoughby is a Professor of Russian, Folklore and Linguistics at the University of Kentucky, where she teaches courses in language, linguistics, and folklore. She holds a PhD from the University of Virginia in Slavic Languages and Literatures. She began her study of Russian folklore in graduate school and researches folk religion, legend and ritual. Her favorite part of the country is western Siberia, especially in the winter, and she visits that region annually for her research projects.