Guest Editors Announced for Special Issues of “Voices: The Journal of New York Folklore”

by Oct 18, 2023Blog0 comments


New York Folklore is pleased to announce that two upcoming issues of Voices: The Journal of New York Folklore, will be provided through the work of guest editors.  These issues will reflect the scholarly endeavors and current research of two of folklore’s most recent New York State residents.

     Sarah Shultz (Ph.D. Folklore, Memorial University of Newfoundland) is a foodways scholar who recently relocated to New York State from Newfoundland, Canada where she completed a Ph.D. at Memorial University.  Her thesis was a comparative analysis of spice and culinary tourism in two communities: London, England and Nashville, Tennessee.  Her professional activities have included serving as a co-Editor for the Department of Folklore’s Culture and Tradition, and as a copyeditor for the foodways journal, the Digest.

Rasel Ahmed, (M.A. Folkloristics and Applied Heritage Studies, University of Tartu) will serve as an editorial intern, producing a guest- edited volume focused on tradition in the virtual era.  Rasel Ahmed’s scholarly interests lie along the axis of culture, religion and belief and their intersections with state policies, populist politics, and education.  Originally from Bangladesh, he has studied both in Estonia (where he received his Master of Arts from the University of Tartu), and at the Shahjalal University of Science and Technology in Bangladesh.  As an editor, he has been a founding member of a periodical called Alo-Andharkare Zai, and has worked as a copyeditor and translator for Loukik Publication in Dhaka, Bangladesh.

Please join me in welcoming Sarah and Rasel to New York Folklore!  They will each serve as a guest editor for one of the forthcoming volumes of Voices: The Journal of New York Folklore.  Our regular acquisitions editor, Todd DeGarmo, continues to serve as the senior editor and he continues to welcome incoming submissions and ideas.

Do you have an idea for an article for Voices?  Please send us an idea at

To view specific guidelines for Guest Editor, Rasel Ahmed’s solicitation, please follow this link:…voices-in-tumult/ ‎