Areas of Expertise
- environmental storytelling
- new materialism
- civic professionalism
- public work and collaboration
- M.A. in English/Folklore from Utah State University
- B.A. in Folklore from University of Oregon
Welcome to the page of Daisy Ahlstone (they/she)
I study environmental storytelling. How? Through the lens of folklore, eco-criticism, posthumanism, and science & technology studies. Talk to me about legend, thylacines, extinction, material culture, metaphor, discourse analysis, digital communication, and more! I also collaborate on several folklore and community-centered projects, including the Livelihoods Knowledge Exchange Network (https://likenknowledge.org/), the Western States Folklore Society (http://www.westernfolklore.org/), and a Youtube and Twitch streaming channel called Folkwise, which brings the discipline of folklore to the next gen through digital platforms (https://www.twitch.tv/folkwise).
Feel free to send me an email about my work, professional studies, or folklore!
“Thylacine Dreams: The Vernacular Resurrection of an Extinct Marsupial.” M.A. Thesis. (2019). Committee Members: Dr. Lynne McNeill (Chair), Dr. Christine Cooper-Rompato, and Dr. John McLaughlin. Utah State University: Logan: UT.
“Forbidden Foodways: Tide Pods, Ostensive Practice, and Intergenerational Conflict.” Co-Authored with Camille Sleight and Michelle Jones. Contemporary Legend 3.8 (2018): 86-112.
“A Folklorists’ Touch” Writing Center Analysis Paper. Paper 5 (2017). https://digitalcommons.usu.edu/wc_analysis/5
“Culture and Value: Heritage, Tourism and Property” by Regina Bendix. Western Folklore 78.4 (Fall 2019): 357-359.
Book Chapter. “Gaming Extinction: Representations of the Thylacine in Video Games.” The Tasmanian Tiger Chronicles: The Natural History and Unnatural Mystery of the Thylacine. Edited by Gareth Linnard and Branden Holmes. Currently under review with CISRO Publishing: Australia as of January 2021.
Book Chapter. “Narrating Perseverance: An Overview of Thylacines in Fiction.” The Tasmanian Tiger Chronicles: The Natural History and Unnatural Mystery of the Thylacine. Edited by Gareth Linnard and Branden Holmes. Currently under review with CISRO Publishing: Australia as of October 2020.
Book Review. “Lifelong Learning and Dementia: A Posthuman Application” by Quinn, Jocey, and Claudia Blandon. Disability Studies Quarterly. To be published in Disability Studies Quarterly 1 March 2021.
Retrospective. “2020 from a Folklorist.” New Directions in Folklore (2020). Edited by John Price and Dom Tartaglia. Bloomington: IN.
Book Review. “Posthuman Folklore” by Tok Thompson. Western Folklore. Currently under review with journal Western Folklore as of October 2020.
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