We are currently seeking funding and building partnerships to support future folklorists in residence.
Amalia Mora, 2017
Amalia reviewed and analyzed Yaqui visual, audio, audiovisual, and manuscript materials in the UA Special Collection’s Southwest Folklore Archives, outlining findings in an annotated bibliography, and providing an analysis of key themes she identified. SFA will now partner with select Yaqui collaborators to determine how to best utilize the completed work. Taken together, the materials suggest that cultural production and reproduction vis-à-vis the Yaqui are internal processes that have long been valued by the Yaqui (as the continual passing down of knowledge and practices), but also external processes involving non-Yaqui concerned with preservation and the archive.
Nicholas Hartman, 2014-15
Nic brought boundless enthusiasm to the Alliance and the University during his residency, which was made possible by a partnership between the University of Arizona English Department and the College of Social and Behavioral Science. He taught two courses, helped to design new programs for the Alliance, and assisted in developing opportunities for student engagement in folklife research. Nicholas holds a master’s degree in folk studies from Western Kentucky University at Bowling Green and a Ph.D. from Memorial University in Newfoundland, Canada. His dissertation research explored fathers of school-age children who work in offshore industries (fishing, oil and gas, military) and their performance of fatherhood through narrative, family tradition and play. His interests include foodways, personal narrative, dance, and occupational folklore.