Lydia M. Fish
Campus Address: Classroom Building B102
Ph. D., Indiana University, 1974
Lydia Fish is a folklorist who has done extensive fieldwork among Buffalo ethnic groups and has published several articles on the relationship between liturgy and ethnicity. Her more recent research has been in the occupational folklore, particularly folksongs, of the military, primarily during the Vietnam War. She has also published in this area, including several documentary recordings based on her fieldwork, and has served as a consultant to the Library of Congress, the National Air and Space Museum, the major commercial networks, PBS, BBC and NPR. For the past few years she has been studying Internet communities and electronically transmitted folklore. She stresses the use of online research and collaborative scholarship using wikis in all of her classes.
Professor Fish teaches
- ANT 244W: Introduction to Folklore and Folklife
ANT 362: Urban Folklore