National Parks Connection

USF anthropologist will work to enhance ethnography programs at U.S. National Parks. A prestigious appointment will have the University of South Florida’s Associate Professor Antoinette Jackson spending a lot more time at national parks over the next couple of years.  As the newly-appointed regional ethnographer for the National Park Service for the Southeast Region, Jackson is concerned with research and resource development in the region’s 66 parks from the Abraham Lincoln Birthplace National Historic Park in Kentucky and the Wright Brothers National Memorial in North Carolina, to the Cane River Creole National Park in Louisiana and the Biscayne National Park in Florida. In this role she becomes the region’s latest chief ethnographer with central oversight for meeting the park service’s ethnography and cultural resources management mandates.

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