Millie Rahn

Graduate Teaching Lecturer, Heritage Studies

Phone: (617) 924-7684


Millie Rahn has done extensive fieldwork throughout New England to develop long- and short-term projects and events involving living cultural traditions for various organizations and industries. She has curated exhibits for many regional folk festivals, including the annual Lowell, MA Folk Festival; the American Folk Festival in Bangor, Maine; the Boston Cultural Heritage Festival; and the Working Waterfront Festival in New Bedford, MA. In addition, her interest in foodways led her to conduct a foodways inventory for the Missouri Regional Cuisines Project and produce public foodways programs and television segments in Lowell, coastal Maine, and other areas of New England. Her work has appeared in Journal of American Folklore.

Degrees and Education

MA, Folklore, Memorial University of Newfoundland
BA, American Studies, University of Maryland, Baltimore County

Research Interests

Food traditions
1960s folk music revival
Industrial communities of New England