Join us June 1 - 4 to explore contemporary culture and heritage traditions in Tucson, Arizona! Culture and heritage lies within every nook and cranny of Tucson's ... [Continue Reading]
SFA's monthly Culture and Society Learning Exchange presents: A walking & eating tour in Nogales with Stephanie Bermudez Friday, June 9, ... [Continue Reading]
Guest post by Jim Griffith Since the mid-1990s I have been photographing local decorated food trucks and carts, which I thought to be visually interesting. Many of the ... [Continue Reading]
We are excited to share notes from the field. As folklorists we are always exploring, observing, asking questions, synthesizing, and delighting in culture and heritage. We’ll be sharing our observations and discoveries on occasion in SFA Field Notes.
When Tucson native Vanessa Cascio was living in Chicago working long, odd hours as a social worker, she couldn’t always rely on public transit. So she bought a cheap, beat-up cruiser bicycle. The only problem was, she didn’t know how to ride a bike. “It’s not that I wasn’t allowed to ride growing up, but […]
It’s a late April afternoon on Tucson’s Southside and the sun glints off the Kelly green paint job of a 1939 Chevrolet. Alfred Teran, Jr. gets in and plugs his phone into a portable set of speakers. Barry White sings his 1974 “Can’t Get Enough of Your Love” and a pair of plush dice sways […]