Kylie Schroeder Receives 2017 Sue Samuelson Award for Foodways Scholarship
The Foodways Section of the American Folklore Society has named Kyle Schroder the
2017 recipient of its prestigious Sue Samuelson Award for Foodways Scholarship for her
essay, “Identity and Gozitan Culinary Tourism: Two Case Studies," which was based on fieldwork she conducted in Malta. A revised version of the essay will be published in the journal Digest.
The Sue Samuelson Award is given each year by the Foodways Section to recognize
outstanding student work that is based on original fieldwork or research and that uses
current folkloric approaches to the analysis and interpretation of foodways. Entries are
judged according to the following criteria: sensitivity to the people and culture being
described, depth of analysis into the food tradition, ability to engage the reader, and
quality of writing. The prize comes with a monetary award as well as publication in
Digest: An Interdisciplinary Study of Food and Foodways.
The American Folklore Society, founded in 1888, is an association of people who
study folklore and communicate knowledge about folklore throughout the world.
More than 2,200 members and subscribers are scholars, teachers, and libraries at
colleges and universities; professionals in arts and cultural organizations; and community
members studying and conserving folk traditions.