Kay Turner, Folk Arts Director

Kay Turner, BAC's Folk Arts Director, has a Ph.D. in Folklore and Anthropology from the University of Texas, Austin. In addition to her work at BAC, she teaches courses on gender, theory of time and performance, and oral narrative theory in the Performance Studies Graduate Program at New York University. Among her publications are Beautiful Necessity: The Art and Meaning of Women?s Altars (Thames and Hudson) and Baby Precious Always Shines (St. Martin?s Press), an edited selection of love notes between Gertrude Stein and Alice B. Toklas. Her current scholarly work includes ?September 11th and the Burden of the Ephemeral,? an essay published in 2009 and a book project with Dr. Pauline Greenhill, Transgressive Tales: Queering the Grimms (forthcoming in 2012, Wayne State University Press).