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Dr. Simon J. Bronner, Missouri S&T’s Maxwell C. Weiner Distinguished Visiting Professor of Humanities for the 2018-2019 academic year, received the American Folklore Society’s Lifetime Scholarly Achievement Award at the Society’s 130th Annual Meeting in October in Buffalo, New York. Bronner is Distinguished Professor Emeritus of American Studies and Folklore at The Pennsylvania State University at Harrisburg.
The award is bestowed every year (and before 2012, every other year) on a living senior scholar in recognition of outstanding scholarly achievement over the course of a career. A $500 honorarium accompanies the award.
The American Folklore Society (AFS) serves the field of folklore studies and is composed of 2,000 members and subscribers.