Judy Peiser (born June 4, 1945) is co-founder and executive director of the Center for Southern Folklore in Memphis, Tennessee, USA. She graduated with a bachelor of arts degree from the University of Illinois and a master's degree from the University of Memphis.
Peiser founded the Center for Southern Folklore in 1972 along with William Ferris.
Peiser has produced documentary films including Fannie Bell Chapman: Gospel Singer, Gravel Springs Fife and Drum, and Ray Lum: Mule Trader, available on the Folkstreams project's website.
She is a member of the board of directors of the North American Folk Alliance.