University of Oregon Professor Gordon Sayre is interviewed about his Car Cultures class offered in Fall 2014.
Dr. Ed Wolf is currently working on a book project related to his fieldwork with Afro-descendant organizations and music and dance in northern Chile. He explores which characteristics of Blackness are represented in these expressions and how they relate to attitudes towards the Afro-Descendants in the region. This summer Dr. Wolf will be documenting the Fiesta del Gran Poder in La Paz, Bolivia as part of a joint project on the material cultures of matracas (ratchets) with Indiana University professor emeritus John Johnson. Next year, Dr. Wolf is planning to teach a class on Puerto Rican music as well as Andean music ensemble.
Wondering what to do with all that folklore theory and all those cultural traditions your other classes have covered? Interested in community arts and looking to broaden your scope to folk and traditional arts? This class, taught by Riki Saltzman, Director of the Oregon Folklife Network, incorporates a history of the field, contemporary practice, and applications including fieldwork, grant writing, project development, and presentation. (more…)