Folklore faculty and students are engaged in a variety of research
activities, including public sector research that contributes to
heritage initiatives, educational programming, museum exhibitions, and multi-platform media productions. Current faculty research specialties include the examination of power and ideology in folk practices; dialectology; diaspora studies; and critical regionalism.

Ethnographic field research practices are fundamental to folklore
studies. Opportunities for fieldwork are rich in the province. Excellent
library and archive services are available, including the Folklore and
Language Archive (MUNFLA) and the Research Centre for the Study of Music, Media, and Place (MMaP).