Dan Ben-Amos, trained in the comparatist tradition in Jerusalem and at Indiana University at Bloomington, brings a truly international perspective to the Folklore and Folklife graduate program. He is the editor of a series of translations of folklore classics, primarily from European scholars. Dan holds his faculty appointment in the Near Eastern Languages and Civilizations Department. Dan teaches History of Folklore Studies, Jewish Folklore, African Folklore, Prose Narrative, Proverb, Riddle and Speech Metaphor, Theories of Myth, Structural Analysis, and Ethnic Humor.

Ph.D., 1967, Indiana University
M.A., 1964, Indiana University, M.A.
B.A., 1961, Hebrew University of Jerusalem. B.A.

Professor Ben-Amos's work focuses on Jewish folklore, African folklore, Prose Narrative, Proverbs, Theories of Myth as well as Structural Analysis.