Debra Lattanzi Shutika

Debra Lattanzi Shutika

I am a Folklorist, writer and ethnographer; I study immigration, communities and change.  My current book project is an examination of immigrants and other newcomers to suburban communities entitled Destination Diversity. I just completed an ethnographic documentation of the occupational culture of Arlington National Cemetery.  I am also revising a novel, The Unfinished.

I am 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

Through a collaboration with the American Folklife Center at the Library of Congress I am the academic director of the Field School for Cultural Documentation, an intensive hands-on course on ethnographic research and archiving practices.

3 thoughts on “About

    [...] personal blogs go, it’s more productive than most and the content is appealing.  The About page is interesting in that it provides a few hints at the authors identity but no [...]

    cyril said:
    August 5, 2013 at 3:25 pm

    Hello Debra Lattanzi Shutika, You have great writing here..Keep writing and enjoy..Please join with facebook wordpress group and share your articles blog.
    Thanks Cyril

    Matt Johnson said:
    November 27, 2013 at 5:11 am

    Fantastic writing, Debra! Do you write anything on Obamacare or about the ACA?

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