This Associate Professor of Folklore specializes in the folklore of Newfoundland and Labrador with interests in custom, song, language, and their contemporary evolution.
His current research ranges over language and folklore of the province, including the overlapping areas of vernacular and popular culture, and with a keen interest in the digitization of fieldwork materials.
For two decades he was Archivist of the MUN Folklore and
Language Archive (MUNFLA). In 2007-08, he was President of the
Folklore Studies Association of Canada (L'Association Canadienne
d'Ethnologie et de Folklore).