Category Archives: Folk Studies

Blogs from Our Graduates

Several IMA graduates are finding their path into businesses and organizations by making it and walking it. Read about what some of our alumni are up to these days. Anne Smith studied sense of place, creative writing and especially memoir, … Continue reading

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Intercultural Understanding, Overcoming Racism and Young Adult Fiction: Cynthia Curley Obrero

>Cynthia Curley Obrero (IMA ’09) has worked in Theatre and the Music Industry since receiving her Bachelor’s in 1989. Throughout that time she believed theatre was, and still is, able to present to the public different ideologies, lifestyles, cultures, and … Continue reading

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Bernard Carey: Absentee Fatherhood, the African-American Community and Healing Through Performance

>A funny thing happened on Bernard Carey’s way to create a mentorship curriculum for African-American men. Through his study of absentee fathers in the Black community (up to 65% in some communities), he found his way back to his daughter … Continue reading

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Lorraine Hammond: Bringing the Song Back to the Source

>Lorraine Hammond – a well-known folksinger and songwriter with decades of experience performing and teaching Americana roots and folk music – came to the IMA program to study traditional music in her homeland, the Northern Appalachian region. “I grew up … Continue reading

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