Traditional Arts Specialist
Evangeline Mee joined the Tennessee Arts Commission in August 2019. A folklorist and educator, Evangeline has been involved in a variety of oral history research and public folklife projects with the Smithsonian Folklife Festival and the Vermont Folklife Center. In 2012, Evangeline was awarded the Frances Ferris Hall Grant from the Center for the Study of the American South to conduct oral history interviews in Morgan and Anderson County. Before entering the Master’s program at Indiana, she taught world history, geography, and classical studies in Bangkok, Thailand, and Louisville, Kentucky. She has worked at the Mathers Museum of World Culture in Bloomington, Indiana, and most recently she served as the graduate assistant for the American Folklore Society.
Evangeline holds a Bachelor’s degree in Dramatic Arts and Folklore from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill (Highest Distinction, Phi Beta Kappa). In 2019, she received her Master’s degree in Folklore and Ethnomusicology at Indiana University.