B.A. in Journalism, Louisiana Tech University; M.A., Ph.D. in Anthropology with a concentration in linguistic anthropology with a focus on ethnic studies and the U.S. South, Tulane University
Areas of Specialization:
Folklore, ethnography, linguistics, ethnic studies, gender studies, cultural studies
English 101 & 1o2: Composition
English 210: Topics in Literature
- Sci-Fi and Fantasy Fiction
English 326: Introduction to Folklore & Cultural Studies
- Southern Folklore
- American Pop Culture
Walton, Shana and Alexander Jaffe. (Fall 2011) “‘Stuff White People Like': Stance, Class, Race and Internet Commentary.” In: Language in the New Media: Sociolinguistic Perspectives, edited by Crispin Thurlow and Kristine Mroczek. Oxfored University Press.
“Subsistence in Coastal Louisiana: An Exploratory Study,” a project funded by the Bureau of Energy Management, Regulation and Enforcement to explore the ethnographic/cultural links between wild and cultivated subsistence practices (like fishing, crabbing, hunting and gardening) to community and family networks. Project began fall 2011. ($281,000, Helen Regis, LSU, co-PI).
“Jazz Fest Stories,” funded by the New Orleans jazz and Heritage Foundation to record narratives of Jazz Fest experiences and survey fest-goers. Nicholls students participated in surveying work at JF in spring 2011. Project continued through fall 2011. ($2,000, Helen Regis, LSU, co-PI).
English 368: Technical Writing
English 426: Bayou Culture
English 475: Topics in Literature
- Gender and Sexuality
- The History of Literacy
English 493: Language and Culture