2021
Fellow

Erin Jordan

Jefferson Scholars Foundation Fellow
Covington, Louisiana
Degrees:
B.A. Millsaps College (2011)
M.A. Louisiana State University (2016)
M.A. University of Virginia (2018)
Graduate School of Arts & Sciences
Anthropology

Bio:

Erin Jordan is a graduate student in anthropology at the University of Virginia. She studies the ways in which families imagine and manifest the future in northern Tanzania, specifically through formal education and community banking organizations. Jordan received her undergraduate degree in anthropology and art history from Millsaps College, and her master’s degree in anthropology from Louisiana State University. Drawing on ten years of experience in East Africa, she makes use of participatory and creative methodologies to democratize the research process and to illuminate the power of image and representation in shaping the world.

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