Martha Sims

An Introduction to the Study of People and Their Traditions

Second Edition

Martha Sims is a senior lecturer in the English Department at The Ohio State University, teaching composition and introductory folklore. Her scholarly interests include folk art and material culture and composition theory and pedagogy. She has performed fieldwork for the Traditional Arts Apprenticeship program of the Ohio Arts Council and profiled traditional artists for the Arts Council and its Ohio Traditions website. She lives in Columbus, Ohio, with her husband.