Elliott Oring is professor emeritus of anthropology at California State University, Los Angeles and a visiting research scholar in the Department of Folklore and Ethnomusicology at Indiana University Bloomington. He was a Fulbright Scholar at the University of Iceland, Reykjavík, and has received the American Folklore Society Lifetime Scholarly Achievement Award; the International Society for Humor Studies Lifetime Achievement Award for Scholarship, Research, and the Advancement of Humor Studies; and the Rebecca and Gene Stirling Award for Contributions to Psychological Anthropology. He has written extensively about folklore, humor, and cultural symbolism.
The Theory, Analysis, and Aesthetics of Humor
Analysis, Interpretation, Critique