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Joyce Marie Jackson

Associate Professor
Director of LSU in Senegambia (Abroad Program)

Department of Geography and Anthropology
Louisiana State University
Baton Rouge, La 70803
Phone: 225-578-5942/6078 ~ Fax: 225-578-4420

Ph.D., Indiana University-Bloomington, 1988.

Folklore/Ethnomusicology/Sociocultural Anthropology
African American Music and Culture
African American Music and Culture; Performance Centered Studies in Africa
and the African Diaspora

Jackson, Joyce Marie. 2003. Life in the Village: A Cultural Memory of The Fazendeville Community. U.S. Dept. of the Interior, National Historic Park.

Jackson, Joyce Marie. 1996. "Cultural Evolution of the African American Quartet." In Saints and Sinners: Religion, Blues and (D)evil in African-American Music and Literature, Robert Sacre, ed., pp. 97-112. Liege, Belgium: Societe Liegeoise de Musicologie.

Jackson, Joyce Marie. 1995. "The Changing Nature of Gospel Music: A Southern Case Study." The African American Review 29 (2):185-200.

Jackson, Joyce Marie. 1995. The Gospel Train: Zion Travelers Spiritual Singers. Louisiana Folklife Recording Series #009. (Project director and co-producer of this documentary recording (cassette) and interpretive booklet.)

2002-2003. Contact of Cultures: The Haitian Factor in the Louisiana Purchase and Beyond (symposium and art exhibit), Louisiana Endowment for the Humanities and LSU Center for French and Francophone Studies.

2000-2003. The Rural Roots of Jazz in South Louisiana (multimedia interactive CD-ROM and curriculum guide), National Endowment for the Arts, National Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences, Inc. (Sponsor Grammy Awards) and the Louisiana Division of the Arts.

1998-1999. La Francophonie Noire: Bridges from French West Africa and French West Indies to Louisiana (international symposium & exhibit), Louisiana Endowment for the Humanities & Baton Rouge Area Foundation.

1998-1999. Rockin' for a Risen Savior: Ethnography of the Louisiana Easter Rock (documentary video), Louisiana Division of the Arts Folklife Program.

Rockefeller Foundation Post-Doctoral Fellow
National Endowment for the Arts Fellow
Chair - Louisiana Folklife Commission (Governor's Appointee)
Associate Editor - Encyclopedia of American Gospel Music
Member of Editorial Board - Journal of Popular Music and Society
Member of Editorial Board - Louisiana Miscellany (Louisiana Folklore Journal)
Member of Advisory Committee - Gulf South Regional Humanities Center, Tulane Univ.
Vocal Concert Performance - Spirit Songs, Summer Cultural Arts Series, Lafayette, LA

African American Folklore African Folklore
Folklore of the African Diaspora Africa
Seminar on the Arts of Africa (Visual & Performing) Black Music in America
Introduction to Folklore African Field Study
Introduction to Sociocultural Anthropology

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Department of Geography & Anthropology
Louisiana State University
227 Howe-Russell Geoscience Complex
Baton Rouge, LA 70803-4105
Phone: (225) 578-5942
Fax: (225) 578-4420

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