Elizabeth T. Adams is an Associate Professor and most recent past Director of Liberal Studies at CSUN. She recently became Associate Dean of the College of Humanities. She holds a Ph.D. in Folklore and Mythology from the University of California Los Angeles. Her research focuses on tourism and popular culture, gender and sexuality, festive events, urban anthropology, and public display. Her articles include the “Lesbian Folklore” entry in the forthcoming Encyclopedia of Women’s Folklore, "All Those Mounds of Shrimp: Las Vegas Buffets Considered," in Western Folklore 65: 2-3 (Spring-Summer 2008): 237-250, and "Making the Sprawl Vivid: Narrative and Queer Los Angeles," Western Folklore 58: 2 (Winter 1999): 175-193.