We are currently seeking funding and building partnerships to support future folklorists in residence.
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.