Joyce Marie Jackson
African & African American Studies Program
135 Howe-Russell-Kniffen Geoscience Complex
Louisiana State University
Baton Rouge, LA 70803
Phone: 225-578-5246 ~ Fax: 225-578-5257
Department of Geography and Anthropology
227 Howe-Russell-Kniffen Geoscience Complex
Louisiana State University
Baton Rouge, La 70803
Phone: 225-578-5942 ~ Fax: 225-578-4420
Ph.D. Indiana University, Bloomington
Further Study, Atlanta University
M.M. Louisiana State University
B.M. Louisiana State University .
African American Culture and Music
Sacred and Secular Rituals in Africa and the Diaspora
New Orleans: Cultural Sustainability and Displacement
Roots of Jazz in Rural and Coastal Louisiana
ETHONOGRAPHIC FILED EXPERIENCES
U. S. South, Sénégal, Ghana, Bahamas, Trinidad
2010-2011. President of Louisiana Folklore Society
2002-2006. Director of the LSU in Sénégambia Study Abroad Program
2003-2008. Chair and Governor’s Appointee to the Louisiana Folklife Commission
2006. Co-Curator with J. Nash Porter. “New Orleans Black Mardi Gras Indians: Exploring a Community Tradition from an Insider’s View.” Smithsonian
Anacostia Community Museum. April 23 – October 15, 2006
Life in the Village: A Cultural Memory of the Fazendeville Community. Washington DC: U.S. Dept. of the Interior, National Historical Park, 2003.
“The Gospel Caravan ,” in Ain’t Nothing Like the Real Thing: How the Apollo Theater
Shaped American Entertainment. Ed. by Richard Carlin and Kinshasha Holman Conwill. Washington, D.C.: Smithsonian Institution Books, 2010.
“Easter Rock,” Mardi Gras Indians,” “Quartets, African American,” (3 essays) in The
New Encyclopedia of Southern Culture (Folklore Volume). Ed. by Glen Hinson and William Ferris. Chapel Hill: University of North Carolina Press, 2009.
“The Paschall Brothers: On the Right Road Now,” a thirty–two page liner note booklet plus track notes, citations and a bibliography accompanying the CD. Smithsonian Folkways Recordings CD 40176, 2007.
“Declaration of Taking Twice: The Fazendeville Community of the Lower Ninth Ward Empowering Place” American Anthropologist Vol. 108, No. 4 (December 2006) 766-780.
“Rockin’ and Rushin’ for Christ: Hidden Transcripts in Diasporic Ritual Performance,”
in Caribbean and Southern: Transnational Perspectives on the U.S. South. Anthropological Proceedings Vol. 38, ed. by Helen Regis. Athens: University of Georgia Press, 2006.
With Fehintola Mosadomi, “Cultural Continuity: Masking Traditions of the Black Mardi
Gras Indians and the Yoruba Egungun, in Orisa: Yoruba Gods and Spiritual Identity. Ed. by Toyin Falola, African World Press, 2005.
“Working Both Sides of the Fence: African American Sacred Quartets Enter Realm of Popular Culture.” Bridging Southern Cultures: An Interdisciplinary Approach. Ed. by John Lowe. Baton Rouge: LSU Press, 2005.
AWARDS AND HONORS
2006-2007. Board of Regents Award to Louisiana Artists and Scholars (ATLAS). “Hidden Currents: The Rural Roots of Jazz in South Louisiana”
2005-2007. National Endowment for the Arts: Heritage and Preservation Grant. “Rockin’ for a Risen Savior: The Louisiana Easter Rock Ritual”
RECENT COURSES TAUGHT
Urban Ethnography: New Orleans
African American Folklore
Folklore of the African Diaspora
Rituals: Theory, Context and Performance
Black Music in America
Introduction to Folklore