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Returning Frontier Fellowship: Thomas Grant Richardson
September 20 - October 13
Thomas Grant Richardson, Ethnographer (Santa Fe, NM)
Thomas Grant Richardson holds an M.A. in Ethnomusicology and is currently completing his Ph.D. in Folklore from Indiana University. He has worked for Traditional Arts Indiana, Utah Folk Arts Program, New Mexico Arts, Museum of International Folk Art, and the Birthplace of County Music Museum. He is currently an independent folklorist and documentarian based in Santa Fe, NM.
What about Green River & the Frontier Fellowship excites you most?
Everyone has a story to tell, but not everyone is given the chance, or asked the questions they want to answer. I am excited by getting communities to connect in ways they hadn’t previously, and to provide technical and narrative help to turn these conversations into something that has a greater impact for those in the community, as well as those visiting. Southern Utah is often exalted for its natural beauty. I’m excited about telling the world about its residents.
Thomas was a Frontier Fellow in November of 2018 and will return to complete agricultural research in the Fall of 2019 with support from Utah Humanities.