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Jens Lund Awarded National Prize

Submitted by Arts & Sciences Web Team on October 15, 2004 - 12:30am

Jens Lund, a folklorist and Affiliate Assistant Professor in the Department has been awarded the 2004 Benjamin A. Botkin Prize by the American Folklore Society. The Botkin Prize is awarded yearly to an individual for “outstanding achievement in public folklore.” Lund was awarded this prize “for his legacy of positively affecting the lives of thousands of everyday people through his work in documenting community tradition-bearers across our nation.” His colleagues have identified him as”a model for the essential work of the profession.”

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