Kathryn Ann Chadbourne, PhD

Kathryn Chadbourne is a scholar, teacher, poet, and musician. She received her PhD in Celtic languages and literatures from Harvard University and has lived and studied in Northern Ireland, Wales, and Ireland. Her research focuses on storytelling, with special emphasis on fairylore; seasonal customs; folklore of the sea; Irish language, proverbs and idioms; and traditional song and music. Chadbourne enjoys teaching at Extension because it gives her the opportunity to make her research real, to bring it more fully into the world, and to see its effect on her students as well as herself. In 2002, she received the Carmen S. Bonanno Award for excellence in teaching.


  • PhD Harvard University