Carolyn Ware

Carolyn  Ware 

Associate Professor

Bachelor's Degree(s): Cornell University
PhD: University of Pennsylvania
Phone: (225) 578-3022


Office: 212-S Allen Hall



Area of Interest

folklore and folklife, gender, rituals, festivals , healing traditions, Louisiana folklife. 

Awards & Honors

LEH Grant for Louisiana Folklore Society Annual Meeting, 2004; LSU Summer Research Grant, 2003.

Selected Publications

Book: Cajun Mardi Gras Masks, co-auth. (1997). 

Scholarly editions: Isleño Home Remedies ( 1999 ); Folklife and Cultural Diversity in Acadiana (1996).

Essays: Croatian-American Communities and Croatians in Louisiana, A Encyclopedia of American Folklife (2005); Marketing Mardi Gras: Heritage Tourism in Rural Acadiana, Western Folklore (2004 ); Making a Show for the People: Cajun Mardi Gras as Public Display, Signifying Serpents and Mardi Gras Runners: Representing Identity in Selected Souths (2003): Anything to Act Crazy: Cajun Women and Mardi Gras Disguise, Journal of American Folklore (2001); The Piney Woods Regional Folklife Project , Tributaries (1999); Folk Crafts, Community, and the Mississippi Craftsmen's Guild , The Guild at Twenty-Five (1998); I Read the Rules Backward: Women, Symbolic Inversion, and the Rural Cajun Mardi Gras, Southern Folklore (1995)