Tag Archives: Religion


Milagros

–Informant Info– Nationality: United States of America Age: 30 Occupation: Lead Associate of Operations, Chase Bank Residence: Laguna Niguel, CA Date of Performance/Collection: 4/19/2021 Primary Language: English Other Language(s): Spanish Main Piece: The following conversation is transcribed from a conversation between me (HS) and my co-worker/informant (MR). HS: So what are milagros? MR: So they… Continue Reading »

Nowruz

Main Piece: The following conversation is transcribed from a conversation between me (HS) and my co-worker/informant (MK). HS: So can you tell me about the Persian New Year? MK: Of course! So we celebrate the beginning our our spring as the beginning of our new year. We call it Persian New Year or “Nowruz,” which… Continue Reading »

“Atithi Devo Bhava” – Indian Custom

Informant’s Background: My informant, SV, is a recent graduate with a Master’s from the University of Southern California. He is 25, was born in Hyderabad, Telangana, India, and moved to the United States to attend a graduate program at USC. Post-graduation he remains in Los Angeles hunting for a job. Context: My informant is my… Continue Reading »

Menstrual Taboos In Modern-Day India

Informant’s Background: My informant, SV, is a recent graduate with a Master’s from the University of Southern California. He is 25, was born in Hyderabad, Telangana, India, and moved to the United States to attend a graduate program at USC. Post-graduation he remains in Los Angeles hunting for a job. Context: My informant is my… Continue Reading »

Grogh – Armenian Pagan Spirit and Curse Word

Informant’s Background: My informant, AD, is an undergraduate student at USC who grew up in Glendale, California. Her family immigrated to the United States from the capital of Armenia, Yerevan, after the collapse of the Soviet Union. Context: The informant is my girlfriend and we share an apartment together. I asked her if she could… Continue Reading »