Debra Lattanzi Shutika, PhD

Debra Lattanzi Shutika, PhD

Associate Professor

College of Humanities and Social Sciences

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Research Theme:

Digital Technologies - Inventing new algorithms, digital techniques, and technologies

Key Interests:

Sense of Place, Appalachian Studies, Transnational Migration


PhD, Folklore and Folklife, University of Pennsylvania

Research Focus

Debra Lattanzi Shutika teaches digital storytelling, Appalachian folklore, American and 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.


College of Humanities and Social Sciences


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