Dr. Anne Pryor


Dr. Anne Pryor is a folklorist residing in Madison, WI. She served as a folk arts specialist at the Wisconsin Arts Board since 1995 and as the state folklorist until 2016. She is cofounder of Wisconsin Teachers of Local Culture, which leads cultural tours of Wisconsin for K-12 teachers. She holds a PhD in cultural anthropology and folklore from the University of Wisconsin. Publications include articles on the Dickeyville Grotto, vernacular Catholicism, folk arts education, and cultural art forms such as quilting, Hmong blacksmithing, and Iroquois raised beadwork. Her seasonal passions are curling in winter and gardening in summer.