Indiana University

Indiana University Journalism

Michael EvansMichael Evans

Interim Dean

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Past Academic Positions

Visiting Riley Lecturer, School of Journalism, Indiana University, 1999 (summer); Lecturer, School of Journalism, Indiana University, 1995-98; Associate Instructor, Student Academic Center, Indiana University, 1997-98; Associate Instructor, Folklore Institute, Indiana University, 1995-97

Professional Positions

Publications Editor, Northfield Mount Hermon School, Northfield, Massachusetts, 1989-94; Syndicated Columnist, Finders, 1990-97; Regional Editor, Daily Hampshire Gazette, Northampton, Massachusetts, 1985-89; Managing Editor, Western Massachusetts Magazine, Northampton, Massachusetts, 1982-84

Professional Organizations

Association for Education in Journalism and Mass Communication, Native American Journalists Association, American Folklore Society, American Anthropological Association, Arctic Society of North America


Author, The Layers of Magazine Editing, Columbia University Press. 2004, Isuma: Inuit Video Art, McGill-Queen's University Press (Forthcoming), Atanarjuat, University of Nebraska Press (Forthcoming). Co-editor of Reading Takelma Texts by Dell Hymes and Log Buildings of Southern Indiana by Warren Roberts. Assistant Editor of Fields of Folklore, edited by Roger Abrahams. Editor-in-chief of Trickster Press, 1997-98; on editorial board from 1994-98. Editorial board, Folklore Forum, 1994-98. Editorial Assistant, Journal of Folklore Research, 1994-95. Papers published in Culture and Tradition, Folklore Forum, Western Folklore, Canadian Studies. Articles also published in Parade, Popular Science, Yankee, Family Circle, National Gardening, Popular Computing, CASE Currents, Sports Illustrated for Kids, Early American Life, Seventeen, and others. Also published short story in Spinning Tales, Weaving Hope and a one-act play with the Performance Publishing Company.


Frederic Bachman Lieber Award for teaching excellence, 2006. Fulbright Fellowship to study in eastern Canadian Arctic, 1998-99. Three Teaching Excellence Recognition Awards, two from the Indiana University School of Journalism and one from the Indiana University Folklore Institute. Esther L. Kinsley Award for single most outstanding master's thesis at Indiana University for 1997-98 year.

Teaching and research areas

Media and culture, ethnographic research, international journalism, ethnic journalism, qualitative studies.
On faculty since fall of 1999.