Dr. Joy Fraser

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MA (Edinburgh) MA, PhD (Memorial)

Joy Fraser is Assistant Professor of English and Associate Director of the Folklore Studies program at George Mason University in Fairfax, Virginia, USA. She is completing a book tracing the cultural history of haggis as a contested symbol of Scottishness, provisionally entitled Addressing the Haggis: Culture and Contestation in the Making of Scotland’s National Dish. For the past several years, she has also been researching the relationship between Christmas mumming, violence, and the law in nineteenth-century Newfoundland. Her work has appeared in the journals Contemporary Legend, Scottish Studies, Ethnologies, and Shima: The International Journal of Research into Island Cultures. http://folklore.gmu.edu/people/jfraser3

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