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Siporin, Steve



  • Existence: 1947-

Biographical History

Steve Siporin (born 1947) is a Jewish-American folklorist.

Steve Siporin is a professor of folklore, teaching classes including Jewish folklore and folklore and religion through the College of Humanities and Social Sciences History and English departments at Utah State University. Siporin has published essays on topics such as Utah history and Italian folklore, and has worked as author or an editor on multiple folklore books and well as work as a translator of Italian works.

CityFolk (Festival : 1981 : Portland, Or.). Cityfolk, c1981 (a.e.) t.p. (Steve Siporin) pref. (Folk arts coordinator, Oregon Arts Commission), viewed 6/17/15: (Steve Siporin; PhD from Indiana University in Folklore, has worked as a public sector folklorist in Oregon, Idaho, and Iowa, and since 1986, has been a professor in the Depts. of English and History at Utah State University)

Utah State University website, via WWW, Feb. 23, 2016 (Steve Siporin is a professor of the College of Humanities and Social Sciences as well as of the English department, at Utah State University; folklorist; teaches folklore classes including Jewish Folklore and Folklore and religion; author of American FolkMasters: The National Heritage Fellows; co-editor of Worldviews and the American West: The Life of the Place Itself; translator of Italian)

Utah Department of Heritage and Arts website, via WWW, Feb. 23, 2016 (Steve Siporin is a professor of Folklore at Utah State University; published essays on topics such as Italian folklore and Utah history), via WWW, Feb. 23, 2016 (Steve C. Siporin; Stephen C. Siporin; b. 1947)

Found in 1 Collection or Record:

Steve Siporin video recordings

 File — Folder: 1
Identifier: MSS 8807
Content Description

Collection contains two videodiscs of the annual folklore lecture by Steve Siporin, these titled "A Bear and a Bandit: What a legendary Utah grizzly and an Italian brigand have in common." This lecture was on “A Bear and a Bandit,” an essay in the winter 2015 Utah Historical Quarterly which compared the story of the grizzly bear Old Ephraim in Cache Valley, Utah, with the tale of the famous Italian bandit Tiburzi in Maremma, Italy. Materials dated November 8, 2013.

Dates: 2013 November 8