Angus K. Gillespie

Angus Gillespie 109

Professor of American Studies

Office: RAB 024B

Office Hours: Th 1:00PM - 2:00PM, and by appointment

Email: agillespie@amerstudies.rutgers.edu

Website: http://www.rci.rutgers.edu/~angusgi/research.html

Phone: 848-932-1630

Angus Gillespie is a folklorist who has studied myths, legends, tales, and ballads found in the United States. His courses in folklore range from historic figures such as Buffalo Bill, Casey Jones, Calamity Jane, and Molly Pitcher to contemporary issues such as urban legends and conspiracy theories. From time to time, Gillespie offers courses in weird folklore where he discusses creatures such as Bigfoot, the Loch Ness Monster, and the Jersey Devil. His courses in folklife consider physical folklore including architecture, art, craft, cookery, cattle ranching, seafaring, and fence construction.