Month: July 2023

Welcome to Ellen’s website!

Hello. Welcome to, the online home of Ellen Stekert, professor emerita of English at the University of Minnesota, singer and guitarist, former president of the American Folklore Society and Minnesota state folklorist. Ellen has had a long, varied, and interesting career and we look forward to sharing it with you here, including music, writing, and photography from her archives that has not yet been seen by the public.

Ellen herself will be here soon, both blogging and writing essays on her life and career. For now, we’re just getting started in building the site itself. Watch this space!