After quite a search, we lucked into the perfect candidate to handle photography and art here at the museum of americana. We’re pleased to announce the addition of  Jennifer Joy Jameson to our team.  You can read a little more about Jennifer’s activities and interests below.

Jennifer Joy Jameson
 is a folklorist, writer, and photographer from Southern California. She is a graduate of the folk studies MA program at Western Kentucky University and previously studied folklore and ethnomusicology at Indiana University. Based in Nashville, Tennessee, her work encompasses museums, archives, and festivals, as well as folk and traditional arts programming on the national, state, and local level. Jennifer’s research focuses on vernacular art and art environments, the culture of roadside tourism, early country music, collectors of all sorts, and folk medicine and belief within the United States. She currently edits a series at The Art Of The Rural on the intersections of rural arts and ethnography, and teaches in the English Dept. at Middle Tennessee State University.

And remember, friends, our reading period opens Monday. Be sure to send us your best Americana-themed work.