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Joyce Marie Jackson


Joyce Marie Jackson
  • Director, African & African American Studies Program

Campus address
African & African American Studies Program
135 Howe-Russell-Kniffen Geoscience Complex
Louisiana State University
Baton Rouge, LA 70803
Phone: 225-578-6078
Fax: 225-578-4420

Joyce Marie Jackson's CV


Ph.D. Indiana University, Bloomington
Further Study, Atlanta University
M.M. Louisiana State University
B.M. Louisiana State University


Selected Publications

  • 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.


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