Amanda Ellard

Amanda Ellard

Amanda Ellard

Graduate Research Assistant

Folklore: East Asian folklore, internet culture

Amanda Ellard is obtaining a MA in folklore and is a Graduate Research Assistant working as the Editorial Assistant for the Journal of American Folklore. Her personal research interests mostly lay in East Asian folklore and internet culture. She’s also finishing up a MFA in prose writing, with creative works published in literary journals such as Storyscape and across e-book platforms. She was born and raised in the Florida heat and is also an artist working with various mediums.


BA in Editing, Writing, and Media and Japanese Language and Culture at Florida State University

MFA in Creative Writing at Stetson University (expected graduation May 2022)

MA in Folklore at George Mason University (expected graduation May 2023)