Research Fellow, Folkloristics
Margaret Lyngdoh, University of Tartu, Faculty of Arts and Humanities, Institute of Cultural Research, received her PhD in 2016 from the University of Tartu, Estonia. She studied at Ohio State University, Columbus, USA; University College Cork, Ireland; and the University of Tartu, Estonia. She was awarded the position of “Albert Lord Fellow, 2016” at the Centre for Studies in Oral Tradition, University of Missourie. She also received the prestigious Estonian Research Council Grant PUTJD746 on the topic, “Tradition and Vernacular Discourses in the Context of Local Christianities in Northeastern India in 2017. She is also editor for the Journal of the International Society for Folk Narrative Research (ISFNR).
Her research interests include indigenous folklore, tradition, indigenous ontologies with theoretical focus on current ‘turns’ in anthropology, the study of religion and the folkloristics of vernacular religion.