Rachel Hopkin

Folklorist and Radio Producer


I’m originally from England. After completing a bachelor’s degree in music performance, I worked as a radio producer in various music departments of the BBC for six years. Then I moved to Argentina, from where I made audio documentaries, features, and reports for broadcasters around the world. Over time, my productions increasingly focused on folkloric subjects.

Since relocating to the U.S. in 2010, I have continued to explore traditional culture in various ways. I received a Masters in Folk Studies from Western Kentucky University in 2012 and was thrilled to be awarded a rare “National Interest Waiver” Green Card the following year.  It was granted in recognition of my work as a folklorist/radio producer. I’m now working towards a Ph.D in folklore at the Ohio State University whilst continuing with independent ventures on the side.

I love pursuing projects throughout the US and beyond that offer a chance to illuminate the expressive culture and share the stories of this rich and extraordinary world. Thanks for visiting my website and do please feel free to contact me. I’d love to hear from you.