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Curriculum Vitae
Jennifer L. Atkins
January 08, 2016

General Information
University address: School of Dance
College of Visual Arts, Theatre & Dance
Montgomery 0404B
Florida State University
Tallahassee, Florida 32306-2120
Phone: (850) 645-2444

E-mail address: jatkins@fsu.edu



Professional Preparation
2008 Ph.D., Florida State University. Major: History. American Women's History with Minor Fields in U.S. History (Pre- and Post-Civil War) and Dance. Supervisor: Suzanne Sinke, PhD.
Atkins, Jennifer. (2008). Setting the Stage: Dance and Gender in Old-Line New Orleans Carnival Balls, 1870-1920. (Doctoral dissertation, Florida State University). Retrieved from FSU ETD, http://etd.lib.fsu.edu/theses/available/etd-04132008-203018/, etd-04132008-203018.
2003 M.A., Florida State University. Major: American Dance Studies. Supervisor: Patricia Young, PhD.
Bishop, Jennifer. (2003). Working Women and Dance in Progressive Era New York City, 1890-1920. (Master's thesis, Florida State University). Retrieved from FSU ETD, http://diginole.lib.fsu.edu/etd/3731/, Paper 3731.
2000 B.A., Huntingdon College, Montgomery, AL. Major: Dance and English.
Bishop, Jennifer. (2000). Senior Choreographic Concert. 30 minute dance concert (self choreographed and produced), Huntingdon College, Montgomery, AL.

Professional Experience
2011–present Assistant Professor, School of Dance, Florida State University.
2009–2011 Coordinator, School of Dance, Florida State University. Responsible for teaching Dance History, Theory, Research, and Tap Technique classes, serving on the Curriculum, MANCC, and M.A. Studio Studies capstone committees, and advising undergraduate majors.
2007 Researcher, School of Dance (MANCC), Florida State University. Researched Commissioning Practices in the Dance Field for the Maggie Allesee National Center for Choreography. Duties included interviewing arts administrators and curators at the nation's leading dance venues, producing a report on my findings, and discussing overarching trends with MANCC personnel.
2007 Adjunct Assistant, School of Dance, Florida State University. Teaching dance history and theory to dance majors.
2005–2006 Graduate Teaching Assistant, Department of History, Florida State University. Taught AMH2097: Race and Ethnicity in American History.
2005 Graduate Research Assistant, History, Florida State University. Conducted library research for Dr. Heike Schmidt's book in progress.
2004–2005 Graduate Assistant, Department of History, Florida State University. Grader for AMH2097: Race and Ethnicity in American History.
2004 Graduate Research Assistant, Florida State University. Transcribed oral history interviews for Dr. Frederick Davis' book in progress.
2003–2004 Graduate Research Assistant, Department of History, Florida State University. Assistant to Dr. Suzanne Sinke, Book Editor for the Journal of American Ethnic History.
2003 Graduate Teaching Assistant, School of Dance, Florida State University. Taught DAN2100: Introduction to Dance (Spring and Summer).
2001–2002 Graduate Research Assistant, School of Dance, Florida State University. Graduate Research Assistant for Dr. Young.

Language Proficiency
French - rudimentary in speaking; intermediate in reading and writing.

Spanish - rudimentary in speaking and writing; intermediate in reading.



Visiting Professorship(s)
2005–2009 Visiting Assistant Professor, School of Dance, Florida State University, Tallahassee, FL.

Honors, Awards, and Prizes
Nominated for a University Excellence in Teaching Award (2015).

Nominated for a Graduate Faculty Mentor Award, FSU (2014).

University Undergraduate Teaching Award, Florida State University (2013). ($2,000).

Dissertation Research Grant, Florida State University (2007). ($500).

J. Leitch Wright Travel Research Grant, FSU, Department of History (2007). ($400).

J. Leitch Wright Award for Excellence in Research, 2nd Place, FSU, Department of History (2004).

J. Leitch Wright Travel Research Grant, FSU, Department of History (2004). ($400).

Current Membership in Professional Organizations
American Culture Association

Congress on Research in Dance

Society of Dance History Scholars

Teaching
Courses Taught
Dance Performance (DAA3695)

Classical Perspectives in Dance (DAN3145)

From Ballet to Beyonce: Gender and the Body in Dance and Pop Culture (ISF2038)

Honors Study in Dance, Undergraduate Course (DAN4900)

Jazz Dance History (Graduate DIS) (DAN5905-10)

The MANCC Experience, Undergrad/Grad Course (DAN4935)

20th Century Concert Dance History, Undergraduate Course (DAN3146)

Research in Dance, Graduate Seminar (DAN5191)

Theory of Dance, Graduate Seminar (DAN5128)

Dance Internship (DAN4910)

American Dance History III, 1960-present, Graduate Course (DAN5149)

Ballet History, Undergraduate Course (DAN3145)

Dance History Pedagogy, Graduate Course (DAN5905-09)

Dance Ensemble (DAA1680)

World Dance History, Undergraduate Course (DAN3144)

American Dance History II, 1880-1960, Graduate Course (DAN5148)

Beginning Tap - non-majors (DAA1500)

African-American Dance in American Culture, Undergrad/Grad Course (DAN3185)

Tap Lab, Graduate & Undergraduate Dance Majors (DAN4935-07)

Dance Criticism, Undergraduate DIS (DAN4905-03)

Democratic Republic of Congo Social Dance History, Undergraduate DIS (DAN4905-05)

Intermediate Tap, Non-Majors (DAA1501)

"Nationality, Race, and Ethnicity in the United States," Undergraduate Course (AMH2097)

Jazz Dance I - non-majors (DAA1501)

Introduction to History and Appreciation of Dance, Undergraduate Course (DAN2100)

New Course Development
From Ballet to Beyonce: Gender in Dance and Pop Culture (2014)

The MANCC Experience (2008)



Curriculum Development
Facilitated updating of all School of Dance Liberal Studies Courses offerings with significant redesign of DAN2100, DAN3144, DAN3145, and DAN3146 (2014)

Development of a PhD program, "Dance in the Americas," for the School of Dance, including syllabi for five core courses. PhD not approved due to budget constraints (2013)



Doctoral Committee Member
Duncan, R. M., graduate. (2014). Maurice Bejart's Third Space: Revision of Gender through Dance.

Master's Committee Chair
Mitchell, R., graduate. (2015). Sweet Tea. [MFA Thesis Concert Mentor]

Caruso, N. M., graduate. (2014). The 610 Stompers of New Orleans: Mustachioed Men Making a Difference through Dance. [Ongoing; M.A., American Dance Studies]

Howell, R., graduate. (2011). Tools of Engagement in Urban Bush Women's "Hairstories". [M.A. American Dance Studies]

Howard, A. J., graduate. (2009). American Team Clogging as Pilgrimage and Heritage Ritual. [Actual Thesis Mentor; M.A., American Dance Studies]

Lee, A., student. Dementia as Process (working title). [MFA Thesis Concert Mentor]

Garcia, I. R., student. Embodying the Psyche and the Soul: A Journey through Darkness and Liberation. [MFA Thesis Concert Mentor]



Master's Committee Cochair
Croushorn, M., graduate. (2010). The Misaligned Stars of Reality Television: Glamour, Spectatorship, the American Dream and Sexually Identified Gender as Seen on Dancing with the Stars. [M.A., American Dance Studies]

Master's Committee Member
Patel, B. B., graduate. (2014). [Ongoing; M.A., American Dance Studies]

Gay, P. L., graduate. (2011). The Naked Truth: An Analysis of Nudity in American Avant-Garde Dance of the Twenty-First Century. [M.A., American Dance Studies]

Jones, A. J., graduate. (2011). A Battle of Repression: The History of Women's Gestural Language in Hip Hop Dance from the 1970s-2010. [M.A., American Dance Studies]

Kight, J. M., graduate. (2011). "We Won't Bow Down": Mardi Gras Indian Performance and Cultural Mediation. [M.A., American Dance Studies]

Boche, K., graduate. (2009). Cowboys, Frontiersmen, and Sailors: Iconic Figures of American Culture in Cold War Era Film Musicals. [M.A., American Dance Studies]

Herzogenrath, J., graduate. (2009). Dancing Americanness: Dance Practices In and Around Hull-House, Northwestern University Settlement House, and Greenwich House. [M.A., American Dance Studies]



Bachelor's Committee Chair
Benicoff-Yundt, K., graduate. (2015). From Le Hip Hop to La Danse Urbaine: The Sociocultural and Choreographic Development of French Hip Hop. [Honors in the Major Thesis Project]

Mercandetti, G., graduate. (2013). The Essence of an Era: Exploring Toulouse-Lautrec's Bohemian Paris. [Honors in the Major]

Reinert, M., graduate. (2012). The Search for Sophistication: Using Sinatra Suite to Support New Choreography. [Honors in the Major]

Bachelor's Committee Member
Pata, D., graduate. (2013). Improving Turnout in University Dancers. [Honors in the Major]

Savarino, K., graduate. (2013). Choreomusicology: Drawing from Pina Bausch's Le Sacre du Printemps. [Honors in the Major]

Hafer, C., graduate. (2011). Action Reaction: A Study of Audience Reactions to Site-Specific Dance. [Honors in the Major]

Plauche, A., graduate. (2010). Paperclips. [Honors in the Major]



Supervision of Student Research Not Related to Thesis or Dissertation
Wilcoxon, S. H. (Jan 2014–present).
Grills, K. (Sep 2013–Feb 2014).
Caruso, N. (Feb–Apr 2013).
Patel, B. (Nov 2012–Apr 2013).
Amadeo, D. (Jan–Aug 2012).
Ahn, J. (Jan–Apr 2012).
Caruso, N. (Jan–Apr 2012).
Howell, R. (Jan–Nov 2011).
Gay, P. (Jan–Apr 2011).
Kight, J. (Jan–Apr 2011).
Wachsmuth, A. (Nov 2006–Sep 2007).

Days of Dance Choreographic Mentoring
Atkins, J. (2015). "Not once did I fly..." by Jocelyn Perez, MFA.
Atkins, J. L. (2014). "I Am Therefore You Are" by Alyssa Morris, MA-Studio Studies (selected for final production).
Atkins, J. L. (2014). "Shift" by Sarah Haynes, MFA.
Atkins, J. L. (2014). "Two-Point Stance" by Kelsey Grills, BFA (selected for final production).
Atkins, J. L. (2010). "Bass Methods" by Courtney Rice, BFA.
Atkins, J. L. (2010). "Mujer" by Samantha Pazos, MFA.
Atkins, J. L. (2010). "Public Spaces" by McKenzie Baird, MFA.
Atkins, J. L. (2008). "No More" by Kathryn Noletto, MFA (selected for final production).
Atkins, J. L. (2008). "Sunday Better," by Elizabeth Saluke, MFA.
Atkins, J. L. (2008). "Untitled," by Elizabeth Ross, MFA.

Master's Comprehensive Exam Committee
Atkins, J. (2015). Ashley Goos, MFA.
Atkins, J. (2015). Ronderrick Mitchell, MFA.
Atkins, J. (2014). Jeffrey Smith, MFA.
Atkins, J. (2014). Samantha Pazos, MFA.
Atkins, J. L. (2013). LaChrisha LaSane M.A., American Dance Studies.
Atkins, J. L. (2012). Idakate Codington, M.A., American Dance Studies.
Atkins, J. L. (2012). Loren Davidson, MFA.
Atkins, J. L. (2011). Jaime Kight, M.A., American Dance Studies.
Atkins, J. (2010). Stefan Zubal, MFA.
Atkins, J. L. (2010). Kathryn Noletto, MFA.
Atkins, J. L. (2010). Ansley Jones, M.A., American Dance Studies.
Atkins, J. L. (2010). Melissa Croushorn, M.A., American Dance Studies.
Atkins, J. L. (2009). Jessica Herzogenrath, M.A., American Dance Studies.
Atkins, J. L. (2009). Kathleen Boche, M.A., American Dance Studies.

Research and Original Creative Work
Publications
Refereed Journal Articles
Atkins, J. L. (2013). "Using the Bow and the Smile": New Orleans Mardi Gras Balls, Grand Marches, and Krewe Court Femininity, 1870-1920. Louisiana History, 54: 1, 5-46.
Atkins, J. L. (2012). Class Acts and Daredevils: Black Masculinity in Jazz Funeral Dancing. Journal of American Culture, 35 (2), 166-180. Retrieved from http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1111/j.1542-734X.2012.00805.x/abstract
Atkins, J. L. (2009). Issues of Integration in European and Spanish Dance Curricula and in American Dance Curricula (Paper No. 2). The International Journal of Learning, 16:8, 405-420. Retrieved from http://ijl.cgpublisher.com/product/pub.30/prod.2364

Refereed Books
Atkins, J. L. (submitted). The Secret Side of Mardi Gras: Dance and Gender in New Orleans Carnival Balls, 1870-1920. Manuscript submitted for publication.

Edited Books
Atkins, J. L., Sommer, S., & Young, T. (Eds.). (contract). Dance in 20th Century America [Anthology]. Manuscript under contract for publication, University Press of Florida.
Atkins, J., Sommer, S., & Young, T. (Eds.). (contract). American Dance in the New Millennium [Anthology]. Manuscript under contract for publication, University Press of Florida.

Invited Book Chapters
Atkins, J. (contract). From the Bamboula to the Baby Dolls: Improvisation, Agency, and African-American Dancing in New Orleans. Manuscript under contract for publication, unknown.

Invited Encyclopedia Entries
Atkins, J. L., & Milovanovic, D. (2004). La Meri. In Susan Ware (Ed.), Notable American Women: A Biographical Dictionary, Completing the Twentieth Century (p. 363-364). Cambridge, MA: The Belknap Press of Harvard University Press.

Invited Reviews
Atkins, J. (in press). New Orleans Carnival Krewes: The History Spirit and Secrets of Mardi Gras. By Rosary O'Neill. (Charleston, SC: The History Press, 2014). Louisiana History, 2 pages.

Nonrefereed Reports
Atkins, J. L. (2007). Program Notes for Evening of Dance Performance. School of Dance, FSU.

Presentations
Refereed Papers at Conferences
Atkins, J. (presented 2015, April). Baby Doll Banter: Taunting, Boasting, and Dancing in the Streets of New Orleans. Paper presented at National Joint Conference, American Culture Assoc & Popular Culture Assoc, New Orleans, LA. (National)
Atkins, J. (presented 2014, November). "They are All Cultivated Entertainers": Writing Dance and Desire in Storyville's Infamous Blue Books. Paper presented at Writing Dancing/Dancing Writing, Society for Dance History Scholars/Congress on Research in Dance, Iowa City, IA. (International)
Atkins, J. (presented 2014, April). The Madams of Mardi Gras: Good Wives, Nasty Wenches, and French Balls. Paper presented at Popular Culture Association/American Culture Association Conference, Popular Culture Association/American Culture Association, Chicago, IL. (National)
Atkins, J. L. (presented 2013, April). The Roux of Romance: Ballroom Dancing in Old-Line New Orleans Carnival Balls at the Turn of the Century. Paper presented at Popular Culture Association/American Culture Association Conference, Popular Culture Association/American Culture Association, Washington D.C. (National)
Atkins, J. L. (presented 2011, November). Marble Men: Tableaux Vivants, Mardi Gras and Masculinity, 1870-1920. Paper presented at Annual Conference, Congress on Research in Dance, Philadelphia, PA. (International)
Atkins, J. L. (presented 2006, May). Set My Soul Free: Social Dance and the Hippie Movement. Paper presented at PCA/ACA National Conference, Popular Culture Association and American Culture Association, Atlanta, GA. (National)
Atkins, J. L. (presented 2005, June). Struttin' and Stylin' in the Streets: Black Masculinity and Community in New Orleans Second-Line Dancing. Paper presented at Festival, Ritual, Public Display, and Holidays (Ninth Annual Conference), Bowling Green Center for Popular Culture Studies at Bowling Green State University, Bowling Green, OH. (National)
Atkins, J. L. (presented 2005, March). Dandies, Daredevils and Don Juans: Black Masculinity in New Orleans Second-Lining. Paper presented at Annual Conference, Congress on Research in Dance, Tallahassee, FL. (International)
Atkins, J. L. (presented 2003, April). The Virgin in the Machine: Chorus Lines, Industrialization and the Construction of the American Girl. Paper presented at PCA/ACA National Conference, Popular Culture Association/American Culture Association, New Orleans. (National)

Nonrefereed Papers at Conferences
Atkins, J. L. (presented 2012, March). Bollywood Film Fantasy! Paper presented at the Southeast Meeting, the American College Dance Festival, Darton College, Albany, GA. (Regional)
Atkins, J. L. (presented 2009, July). Issues of Integration in European and Spanish Dance Curricula and in American Dance Curricula. Paper presented at the International Conference on Learning, The University of Barcelona, Barcelona, Spain. (International)
Atkins, J. L. (presented 2009, March). Class Acts and Daredevils: New Orleans Jazz Funerals and Masculinity. Paper presented at the Southeast Meeting of the American College Dance Festival, Middle Tennessee State University, Murfreesboro, TN. (Regional)
Atkins, J. L. (presented 2006, March). That Hippie, Hippie Shake. Paper presented at the Southeast Meeting of the American College Dance Festival, The Florida State University, Tallahassee, FL. (Regional)
Atkins, J. L. (presented 2004, March). Working Women and Dance Halls of Progressive Era New York City. Paper presented at the Southeast Meeting of the American College Dance Festival, Emory University, Atlanta, GA. (Regional)
Atkins, J. L. (presented 2003, March). Women Who Work, Girls Who Groove: Progressive Era Dance Halls and Female Dominion. Paper presented at the Southeast Meeting of the American College Dance Festival, New World School of the Arts, Miami, FL. (Regional)
Atkins, J. L. (presented 2002, March). American Dancers Overseas and the Politics of the Progressive Era Female Body: Loïe Fuller and Josephine Baker. Paper presented at the Southeast Meeting of the American College Dance Festival, Huntingdon College, Montgomery, AL. (Regional)

Nonrefereed Presentations at Conferences
Atkins, J. L. (presented 2011, March). The Secret Side of Mardi Gras. Presentation at the Southeast Meeting of the American College Dance Festival, Florida State University, Tallahassee, FL. (Regional)
Atkins, J. L. (presented 2009, March). Grad School Q&A. Presentation at the Southeast Meeting of the American College Dance Festival, Middle Tennessee State University, Murfreesboro, TN. (Regional)
Atkins, J. L. (presented 2008, March). Artist Statement Writing Workshop. Presentation at the Southeast Meeting of the American College Dance Festival, University of Florida, Gainesville, FL. (Regional)
Atkins, J. L. (presented 2007, March). Grad School Q&A. Presentation at the Southeast Meeting of the American College Dance Festival, The University of Mississippi, Oxford, MS. (Regional)

Invited Lectures and Readings of Original Work
Atkins, J. (2015, June). Dance History Series: Contemporary Ballet Today. Delivered at SOD Summer Intensive. (Regional)
Atkins, J. (2015, February). A Glimpse into Ballet History. Delivered at Young Dancers Workshop (FSU School of Dance). (Regional)
Atkins, J. (2013, February). Contemporary Ballet Today. Delivered at Young Dancers Workshop (FSU School of Dance). (Regional)

Contracts and Grants
Contracts and Grants Funded
Atkins, J. L. (Dec 2013–May 2014). Dance in American Culture Anthology. Funded by FSU Small Grant Program. Total award $3,000.
Atkins, J. L. (2012–2012). Co-PI: Dance and the Democratic Ethos Anthology. Funded by AHPEG Grant, Florida State University. Total award $12,000.
Atkins, J. L. (2012–2012). PI: Dance in American Culture Anthology. Funded by AHPEG Grant, Florida State University. Total award $12,000.
Atkins, J. L. (2012–2012). Dance and Gender in New Orleans Mardi Gras, 1870-1920. Funded by First Year Assistant Professor Grant, Florida State University. Total award $17,000.

Service
Florida State University
FSU University Service
Director, Graduate Program (2015–present).
Committee Member, Faculty Senate Grievance Committee (2012–2015).
Academic Advisor, Undergraduate Studies (2011–2015).
Portfolio Reviewer, Outstanding Teaching Assistant Award (2014).
Academic Advisor, Undergraduate Studies (2008–2011).

FSU College Service
Member, Selection Committee for 2013 Graduate Research Symposium (2013).

FSU Department Service
Member, Audition Committee (2015–present).
Member, MFA Review Committee (2014–present).
Member, Curriculum Committee (2011–present).
Committee Member, M.A. in Studio Studies Capstone Committee (2011–present).
Member, Scholarship Committee (2011–present).
School of Dance Liaison, The Student Disability Resource Center (2010–present).
Chair, Curriculum Committee (2012–2015).
Program Coordinator, Honors in the Major (2011–2015).
Coordinator, Research in Progress Forums (2011–2015).
Member, Chair Search Committee (2014–2015).
Member, Dance History Search Committee (2013–2014).
Member, Assessment Committee (Fall Semesters Only) (2011–2014).
Member, Promotion and Tenure Committee (2012–2013).
Program Coordinator, Honors in the Major (2008–2011).
Committee Member, M.A. in Studio Studies Capstone Committee (2008–2011).
Coordinator, Research in Progress Forums (2008–2011).
Conference Organizer, American College Dance Festival Association Southeastern Conference (2010–2011).
Member, Curriculum Committee (2008–2011).
Member, MANCC Internal Resource Council (2008–2011).
Chair, Curriculum Committee (2010).

The Profession
Guest Reviewer for Refereed Journals
Journal of American Culture (2012).

Reviewer or Panelist for Grant Applications
COFRS, Florida State University (2013).
MANCC Fellowship Application Review, Florida State University (2008–2011).
COFRS, Florida State University (2009).

Service to Professional Associations
Co-Chair, Dance Area, American Culture/Popular Culture Associations (2014–present).
Conference Organizer, "Dance in American Culture," mini conference within the Congress on Research in Dance (2010–2011).
Conference Organizer, American College Dance Festival Association Southeastern Conference (2010–2011).
Chair of "Not Strictly Ballroom" Panel, "Regionalisms in this Age of Globalization," the biennial conference of the Southern American Studies Association (2003).


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