ParadeHistory.com is a website that explores the world of parades, processions, marches, festivals, and many types of festive events through photo essays, interviews, and fieldwork/research documentation.
Blog of Festive Events section lists posts on the topic. There is a focus on California, though festive events worldwide are included.
Parade Talk section includes ethnographic fieldwork, interviews, observations, photographs, videos, literature, and reflexive writing on this expansive topic of mobile and related stationary festive events. My intention is to eventually focus more on foodways in relation to festive events. I began writing these articles as an editor on H-Celebration (Parade Talk blog) while rehabilitating from a fourth back surgery.
Photographs, Videos, and Writing by Tiff Graham, unless credited to another source.
Contact information: TiGratime@gmail.com
- Cultural ethnographer, writer, editor, educator, multimedia artist, photographer, and virtual reality/360 camera experimenter
- Ph.D. University of California Los Angeles (Culture with ethnographic research approach) Dissertation: Small town festivals in the lower Mississippi Delta region (Mississippi, Missouri, Arkansas, Tennessee, Louisiana): organization, motivation, and religion
- M.S. Medical College of Ohio/University of Toledo (Occupational Health with environmental work) Thesis: Assessment of occupational exposure to extremely low frequency magnetic fields in police car operators and police office workers
- B.A. University of Missouri Columbia (English with Science Emphasis)
- Indiana University Bloomington (1 year - Chemistry major)
- Otis College of Art and Design, Los Angeles (part-time faculty lecturer/course content designer for face-to-face/blended/online courses)
- UCLA teaching fellow/associate and GSA Publications Director (graduate student years)
- H-net humanities network, H-Celebration (former editor/writer)
- Festival Productions/Festival Network LLC (seasonal staff in New England area)
- Teaching festival-related content in college/university courses since 2006; and a variety of culture-based courses: occupational culture, cultural studies, anthropology through a science fiction lens, text and image, folklore, experimental visuals, etc.
- Special ability: glows at night
Living in California since 2000. Previously resided in Rhode Island, Tennessee, Missouri, and other rural and urban communities.