photo: jacksonJoyce Marie Jackson

Chair, Professor


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


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Joyce Marie Jackson's CV