Author Archives: Bijan Kazerooni

Car Rituals dealing with Hazard Avoidance – Automobile Superstitions

Description of Informant PV (52) is a pharmacist and businesswoman from St. Louis, Missouri. Raised in a Persian household, PV spent some of her early childhood between the US and Iran, prior to the revolution. For the last two decades, PV has lived in the San Francisco Bay Area. —  Context of Interview The informant,… Continue Reading »

“Reve-enka” – Norwegian Tale

Description of Informant NF (21) is a Norwegian-American, born and raised in Trondheim, Norway before coming to Colorado for middle school. She is fluent in Norwegian and English, is a trained dancer, and presently studies screenwriting and acting at the University of Southern California. —  Context of Performance The informant, NF, sits in her bedroom… Continue Reading »

“Askeladden Som Kappåt Med Trollet” – Norwegian Tale

Description of Informant NF (21) is a Norwegian-American, born and raised in Trondheim, Norway before coming to Colorado for middle school. She is fluent in Norwegian and English, is a trained dancer, and presently studies screenwriting and acting at the University of Southern California. —  Context of Performance The informant, NF, sits in her bedroom… Continue Reading »

“Cheshm Zadan” (The Evil Eye) – Persian Superstition

Description of Informant NV (75) is a retired school teacher born in Abadan, Iran. She went to boarding school in England from 1956-1963, moving to American for college afterward. She always remembers her arrival in the states, as it was the day before Kennedy was assassinated. Currently, she lives in the San Francisco Bay Area,… Continue Reading »

Conkers – English Children’s Game

Description of Informant NV (75) is a retired school teacher born in Abadan, Iran. She went to boarding school in England from 1956-1963, moving to American for college afterward. She always remembers her arrival in the states, as it was the day before Kennedy was assassinated. Currently, she lives in the San Francisco Bay Area,… Continue Reading »