The American Council of Learned Societies (ACLS) has named Jordan Lovejoy as one of its 40 new Emerging Voices Fellows for 2022.
Launched in 2020, the ACLS Emerging Voices Fellowship Program supports early-career scholars in the humanities and interpretive social sciences facing a challenging academic job market by enabling them to take up positions with members of the ACLS Research University Consortium. The program supports a vanguard of scholars whose voices, perspectives, and broad visions will strengthen institutions of higher education and humanistic disciplines in the years to come.
Jordan Lovejoy holds a PhD in English with an interdisciplinary specialization in folklore from The Ohio State University. She is currently a Postdoctoral Fellow at the University of Minnesota’s Liberal Arts Engagement Hub, which fosters reciprocal partnerships between humanistic scholars and the wider community as they collaboratively and creatively respond to important social challenges. Lovejoy’s scholarship and teaching connect environmental folklife, Appalachian regional literature, and reciprocal ethnographic engagement. Her current research examines what literary and vernacular flood stories in Appalachia reveal about how people negotiate their beliefs in relation to climate change, activism, and social and environmental justice. The goal of her work is to amplify the diverse perspectives and creative activism of people who are imagining and building livability in their places despite intersecting crises.
Through the ACLS Emerging Voices Fellowship, she will be joining the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill as a Visiting Assistant Professor and Southern Futures Assistant Director for two years beginning in the fall of 2022.
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