Part-Time Faculty Member
Jennifer Jameson is one of the Department of Folk Studies and Anthropology's wonderful part-time teachers. She currently teaches a section of the undergraduate class Cultural Diversity in the US (FLK 280). Jennifer was originally from San Diego, California, and studied folklore and ethnomusicology at Indiana University as an undergraduate. Here, she has focused on developing her training in public sector folklore work, with a focus in museums. Her research interests tend to focus on material culture, folk art and assemblage, folk belief, and American traditional musics as well as those who collect and document music and musical cultures.
This is what Jennifer Jameson has to says about her experience as a teacher. "I enjoy finding ways for my students to begin to think about folklore and cultural expressive traditions in new and different ways. I aim to help them see the creativity in everyday life, and recognize that culture and aesthetics can shape and inform all that they do. I assisted Dr. Tim Evans during my first year of the program, and he gave me the opportunity to lecture in a few of his classes. This led to my receiving the first Graduate Teaching Associate position for our M.A. program in Folk Studies. I've really enjoyed being on the other side of the podium, and I've learned quite a lot from my students, as they happen to be very interesting and bright folks. In the fall, I taught a course on Urban Folklore. This spring brings new and purposeful adventures, as my Cultural Diversity in the U.S. course is participating in a service-learning program where students partner with local immigrant and refugee organizations--forming a truly dynamic cultural exchange."