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Jennifer Joy Jameson, b. 1987 in San Diego, Calif.

Education
2012 – M.A., Folk Studies - Public Sector, Western Kentucky University
Areas of Specialization: Public Folklore and Fieldwork, Southern Studies, American Folk Art/Material Culture, American Traditional Music
2009 – B.A., Folklore and Ethnomusicology, Indiana University, Bloomington
minor in Leadership, Ethics and Social Action

Professional Experience
2017 – Program Manager and Media Director, Alliance for California Traditional Arts (Aug. 2017 – present)                                                                                                            2017 – New Media Communications Manager, Alliance for California Traditional Arts (Feb. 2017 – Aug. 2017)                                                                                                  2016 – Exhibition Respondent/Co-Curator, The Making of a Dream: Loy Bowlin + Jennifer Joy Jameson, John Michael Kohler Arts Center (Winter 2017 – Spring 2018)
2015 – Communications and New Media Coordinator, SPACES Archives (March 2015 – Sept. 2017)
2014 – Folk and Traditional Arts Director, Mississippi Arts Commission (Feb. 2014 – Feb. 2017)
2012 – Founder and Co-Director, Nashville Folk + Free Skool (May 2012 – 2014)
2012 – Adjunct Instructor, Expository Writing: Fieldwriting/Southern Studies {3 sections, 65 students}. Dept. of English, Middle Tennessee State University (Fall 2012)
2012 – Visual Arts Editor, the museum of americana: a literary review  (2012 – 2015)
2012 – Historical and Cultural Interpreter, Grassmere Historic Farm and Croft Home at the Nashville Zoo (Summer 2012)
2012 – Adjunct Instructor, FLK 280: Cultural Diversity in the United States. Navitas (international student pathway program) and Department of Folk Studies and Anthropology, Western Kentucky University (Fall 2012)
2011 – Graduate Teaching Associate, FLK 371: Urban Folklore. FLK 280: Cultural Diversity in the U. S. [Service-Learning course]. (Fall 2011 – Spring 2012) Department of Folk Studies and Anthropology, Western Kentucky University
2010 – Graduate Assistantship: Teacher’s Assistant/Research Assistant for Dr. Tim Evans, POP 201/101: Intro to Popular Culture. FLK 280: Cultural Diversity in the U.S. (Fall 2010 – Spring 2011) Department of Folk Studies and Anthropology, Western Kentucky University
2010 – Asst. Volunteer Coordinator, 2010 Smithsonian Folklife Festival, Smithsonian Center for Folklife and Cultural Heritage, Smithsonian Institution (Summer 2010)
2009 – Undergraduate Program Asst., Traditional Arts Indiana and the Center for Folk Traditions (Fall 2009)
2008 – Advocate for Community Engagement (Undergraduate Assistantship), Office of Service-Learning, Indiana University (2008 – 2009). Placements at Hoosier Hills Food Bank (Fall 2008 – Fall 2009) and Mother Hubbard’s Cupboard Food Pantry & Gardens (Spring 2009)

Internships
2011 – Intern with the Curator of Moving Images, Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum – Nashville, TN (2011—2012)
2011 – Graduate Program Assistant, Kentucky Folklife Program, Kentucky Historical Society/Kentucky Arts Council – Frankfort, KY (Summer 2011)
2009 – Intern for Dr. Richard James Burgess, Smithsonian Folkways Recordings, Smithsonian Center for Folklife and Cultural Heritage, Smithsonian Institution – Washington, DC (Summer 2009)

Publications
See Writing + Radio

Fellowships, Honors, and Public Service
2016 – Folk and Traditional Arts Grants Panelist, National Endowment for the Arts (DC)
2016 – Archie Green Student Travel Award Committee, The American Folklore Society (IN)
2015 – Folk Heritage Award Panelist, Alabama State Council on the Arts (AL)
2015 – Archie Green Student Travel Award Committee, The American Folklore Society (IN)
2014 – Folk and Traditional Arts Grants Panelist, National Endowment for the Arts (DC)
2014 – Traditional Arts Grants Panelist, Florida Division of Cultural Affairs (FL)
2014 – Folklife Grants Panelist, Alabama State Council on the Arts (AL)
2014 – Invited Talk, Association of Western States Folklorists / Western States Arts Federation, Utah State University (UT)
2013 – Invited Lecture, In Spite Of: Art Exhibition, Sierra Nevada College Dept. of Art / The Holland Project Arts Center (NV)
2013 – Zilphia Horton Cultural Organizing Institute (Residency), Highlander Research & Education Center (TN)
2012 – Joyce H. Cauthen Research Fellowship, Alabama Folklife Association (AL)
2012 – Travel Award, South Arts (GA)
2011 – Russell M. and Mary Z. Yeager Research Fellowship, Kentucky Library & Museum (KY)
2011 – Student Travel Award, The American Folklore Society (OH)
2008 – Chair’s Recognition Award, Indiana University, Dept. of Folklore and Ethnomusicology (IN)
2008 – Distinguished Service Award, Indiana University, Dept. of Folklore and Ethnomusicology (IN)

Selected Presentations and Papers
2017 – NPS/Kohler Foundation's The Road Less Traveled Conference – John Michael Kohler Arts Center, Sheboygan, WI                                                                    Presentation: Recalling Rhinestone: The Making of 'The Making of a Dream' (29:00 mark)                                                                                                                                       2017 – Common Field – Los Angeles, CA                                                                                                                                                                                                                            Panelist: Rural Communities: How to Engage and Collaborate with Them                                                                                                                                                                              2017 – The American Folklore Society – Minneapolis, MN                                                                                                                                                                                                Chair: In Search of a Sustainable Folk Arts Infrastructure: Strategies for Diversifying Funding beyond the NEA                                                                                            Panelist: Toward an (A)Political Folkloristics: Strategies and Practices for Compassion, Communication, and Engagement in Folklore Research and Programming
2016 – The American Folklore Society – Miami, FL
Chair + Presenter: The New Public Folklore: Southern Cultural Work in the Digital Age
2016 – Epicenter’s Summer Summit – Green River, UT
Presentation: Rural Arts in Mississippi
2016 – Conference on the Liberal Arts – Jackson State University, Jackson, MS
Facilitator: Documentary Work in Mississippi
2016 – Music of the South Symposium – University of Mississippi, Oxford, MS
Panelist: Defining and Presenting Tradition in Southern Music
2015 – NPS/NCPTT Divine Disorder Conference – High Museum of Art, Atlanta, GA
Presentation: Where There is Doubt, Faith: The Community-Based Preservation Efforts of Margaret’s Grocery + the L.V. Hull House
2014 – National Assembly of State Arts Agencies – New Orleans, LA
Presentation: Mississippi Folklife Then + Now (and Tomorrow)
2012 – The American Folklore Society Annual Meeting – New Orleans, LA
Panelist: The Art Of The Rural’s ‘Rural Arts and Culture Map,’ AFS Ideas Fair
Panelist: Folklore and Service-Learning in Higher Education
2012 – International Country Music Conference – Nashville, TN
Paper: “Yours for the Carters”: Freeman Kitchens and the Carter Family Fan Club
2012 – Popular Culture Association Conference (Collecting and Collectibles Area) – Boston, MA
Panel Chair: Collecting, Culture and History
Paper: “Yours for the Carters”: The Country Music Collections of Freeman Kitchens and the Carter Family Fan Club
2011 – The American Folklore Society Annual Meeting – Bloomington, IN
Paper: Finding the Folkways of a Forensic Anthropomorphologist: The Kentucky Yard Art Environment of Cecil and Bet Ison
2011 – Indiana University / The Ohio State University Folklore and Ethnomusicology Conference – Bloomington, IN
Paper: Finding the Folkways of a Forensic Anthropomorphologist: The Kentucky Yard Art Environment of Cecil and Bet Ison
2009 – Indiana University Folklore and Ethnomusicology Undergraduate Symposium – Bloomington, IN
Paper: See, Sing, and Be Saved: Interpreting Community Among the Tourist Ministry of the Country Gospel Music Church
Poster: Tell Me A Story: Oral Histories of Poverty Experience in Bloomington, Indiana

Public Programs
[2014 – 2018 to come]
2013 – Author Session Host, Southern Festival of Books (Humanities Tennessee). Nashville Public Library.
2013 – Director, Les Blank Film Month, Oct. 9, 16, and 23. Partnership with John Lomax III, Fort Houston, moving image archivist Kelli Hix, Yazoo Brewery, and the Nashville Folk + Free Skool. Speakers: Jake Xerxes Fussell, Evan Hatch, John Fabke, Nicolas Beaudoing, Dr. Dave Perkins, John Lomax III.
2012 – Coordinator, Spring Term (March-May), Nashville Folk + Free Skool: 26 programs, agriculture, craft, music, oral history, etc.

Museum/Exhibition Experience
[2015 – 2018 to come]                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                2014 – CO-CURATOR: Folk Arts Apprenticeships, 2014, Mississippi Arts Commission Gallery (Fall 2014) – Jackson, MS
2012 – GUEST CO-CURATOR AND RESEARCHER: Archival research, Consultation with Liberian material culture scholars, Flow, Label copy
An American Educator in Liberia: The Folk Art Collection of Dr. Daniel Hays (Spring 2012), Kentucky Library & Museum, Western Kentucky University – Bowling Green, KY
2012 – GUEST CURATOR: Managed every aspect of development and production of exhibit, including front-end evaluation
“Yours for the Carters”: The Vintage Sound Collections of Freeman Kitchens (Aug. – Nov. 2011), Kentucky Library & Museum, Western Kentucky University – Bowling Green, KY
2011 – EXHIBIT ASSISTANT: Artifact Prep, Installation
The Bakersfield Sound: Buck Owens, Merle Haggard, and California Country (2012-2013), Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum – Nashville, TN
2011 – EXHIBIT/PROGRAM ASSISTANT: Assisted the Program Curator
Tennessee Folklife (Sept. 2011), 73rd Annual National Folk Festival, National Council for the Traditional Arts – Nashville, TN
2011 – EXHIBIT ASSISTANT: Curating, Editing, K-12 Educational Materials, Installation
The Makings of a Master: Kentucky Folk Art Apprenticeships (2011-2013 Traveling Exhibit)
Made to be Played: Traditional Art of Kentucky Luthiers (2010-2011 Traveling Exhibit)
Kentucky Folklife Program, Kentucky Arts Council / Kentucky Historical Society – Frankfort, KY
2009 – EXHIBIT ASSISTANT: Editing, Artifact Prep, Installation, Maintenance, Docenting and Interpretation
“Ruralismo” Revisited: Multimedia Artefacts from Richmond Indiana’s Rowntree Records (Spring 2009)
Center for Folk Traditions, Traditional Arts Indiana – Bloomington and Nashville, IN
2009 – GUEST CURATOR: Archival research, Label copy, Audio and photo editing
Harold Hartman, Ripley County Broommaker (Rotating Exhibit Network, Traveling Panel and Web Exhibit), Traditional Arts Indiana – Bloomington, IN