Nancy Kalow


Nancy Kalow is a folklorist and filmmaker who has taught at CDS since 2000. Her projects documenting southern traditional music and material culture, Primitive Baptist preaching and visionary narratives in eastern North Carolina, and the music and folklife of the Mexican community in central North Carolina were supported by the North Carolina Arts Council, the National Endowment for the Arts, and a Rockefeller Fellowship at the University of North Carolina–Chapel Hill’s University Center for International Studies. Her video documentary Sadobabies was the winner of a Gold Hugo at the Chicago Film Festival and the Special Jury Trophy at the San Francisco Film Festival, Her documentary project on “Dead Media” includes a website and a video, The Great Dictator, which screened at the Strange Beauty Film Festival and the Hot Springs Documentary Film Festival. She has been cochair of the Selection Committee of the Full Frame Documentary Film Festival since 2003.