Jenny ChioEmory University
I am Assistant Professor of Anthropology, and my research projects explore rural social transformation, ethnic identity and heritage, tourism, documentary practices, and amateur media in China. I use visual research methods extensively in my own fieldwork and recently finished an ethnographic film on ethnic tourism in rural China.
In the Fall 2013 semester, I am teaching a course on Visual Anthropology (ANT385). The class will engage with a range of issues related to visual culture and the politics of representation, with a particular focus on Indigenous media, the history of anthropological image-making, and the intersections between anthropology, museums, and art practice. I hope to use the Domain project as a way to both showcase student work (using photography, video, and sound) and to create a portfolio for the course that will inspire further visually-based research amongst anthropology students in the future.
Brian CroxallBrown University
Lisa DillmanEmory University
Brent GlennEmory University
Lauren HoltEmory University
In 2012, I completed my dissertation, "Lyric Relations: Poetic Intersubjectivity in the Long Eighteenth Century" - a study that reevaluates lyric poetry as a genre and reconsiders its place within the seventeenth and eighteenth centuries - and earned my PhD from Emory University. I received my BA in English (minor in History) from Hendrix College in Conway, Arkansas and my MA in English from the University of Tennessee in Knoxville.
Along the way, I have taught many (many) sections of first year composition (FYC) and worked in a number of writing and communication centers, and - surprisingly or not - I developed a keen interest in writing and communication theory and pedagogy.
My joint interests in literature and communication led me to the Brittain Postdoctoral Fellow program at Georgia Tech. During my time as a Britt, I was given the opportunity to practice and develop my interests in multimodality and multiliteracies in the writing and communication classroom within a group of fearless, supportive, and innovative colleagues that shared my dedication to both.
And now, I am working within the ESL Program at Emory, developing the relationship between multimodality and multiliteracies pedagogy and the current ESL curriculum.
I am passionate about poetry and writing and about my teaching and research (both within literature and rhetoric and composition), but I also love outdoor adventures in flyfishing, hiking, and photography, music (playing + listening), kitchen escapades, and the Atlanta Braves.