Amy Shuman

Amy Shuman

Amy Shuman

Professor of English, Anthropology, and Folklore Studies; Director of Disability Services

(614) 292-6065

566 Denney Hall
164 West 17th Avenue
Columbus, OH

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Areas of Expertise

  • Narrative
  • Theory
  • Ethnic Identity
  • Critical Theory
  • Disability Studies
  • Literary Studies
  • Asylum
  • Feminist Theory


  • Ph.D., Folklore and Folklife, University of Pennsylvania, 1981
  • M.A., Folklore and Folklife, University of Pennsylvania, 1978
  • B.A., Philosophy and Anthropology, University of California, Santa Cruz, 197
Amy Shuman is a Professor in the English department specializing in folklore, narrative, and critical theory. She is author of articles on conversational narrative, literacy, political, food customs, feminist theory and critical theory; Storytelling Rights: The Uses of Oral and Written Texts by Urban Adolescents; Other People's Stories: Entitlement Claims and the Critique of Empathy; and (with Carol Bohmer) Rejecting Refugees: Political Asylum in the 21st Century. Guggenheim Fellow and Recent fellow at the Hebrew University Institute for Advanced Studies in Jerusalem. Recipient of the College of Humanities Exemplary Faculty Award, 2007.
Dr. Shuman is the co-coordinator of the Human Rights Working Group sponsored by the Humanities Institute.