Tom Mould teaches and conducts research in the areas of folklore, language and culture, American Indian studies, oral narrative, religious and sacred narrative, contemporary legend, identity, ethnography, genre, and performance theory. He is the author of the books ChoctawProphecy: A Legacy of the Future (2003),Choctaw Tales (2004), Still, theSmall Voice: Revelation, Personal Narrative and the Mormon Folk Tradition (2011) and the forthcoming Overthrowing the Queen: Telling Stories ofWelfare in America (2020).

Before coming to Butler in 2019, he was the J.Earl Danieley Distinguished Professor of Anthropology and Folklore at ElonUniversity where he taught for 18 years and served in various roles includingDirector of the Honors Program. and Chair of the Sociology and AnthropologyDepartment. 

Overthrowing the Queen: Telling Stories of Welfare in America

August 2020

Tom Mould

Professor of History & Anthropology,
Butler University