F406 Summer 2018 Family Storytelling
Wednesday, 9:40–11:05, June 20
Instructor: Debra Lattanzi Shutika
Coordinator: Velma Berkey
This class offers various techniques to capture family stories that can be saved for future generations.
Debra Lattanzi Shutika is a folklorist specializing in critical race, sense of place, and Appalachian studies. She received a PhD and MA in folklore and folklife from the University of Pennsylvania in 2001 and 1999 respectively, and an MA in American literature from George Mason University in 1993. She teaches digital storytelling, Appalachian folklore, Latino folklore, sense of place, and bodylore. She is author of Beyond the Borderlands: Migration and Belonging in the United States and Mexico (2011, University of California Press), winner of the 2012 Chicago Folklore Prize. She is the director of the Mason Library of Congress Field School for Cultural Documentation. Her current research is an ethnographic study of the National Parks Service Summer in the Parks program in the 1960s.