A native of Moss Point, Mississippi, Janeth Jackson recently earned her B.A. from Tougaloo College in English. During her undergraduate career, Jackson was a Tom Joyner, Marcus D. Hughes, UNCF, and Presidential Scholar. While attending Tougaloo, she served as the vice president of the Alpha Delta Alpha Chapter of Sigma Tau Delta, where she implemented service projects for students in the Jackson metro area to ensure their academic success. She also volunteered for TRiO Student Support Services and the Michelle Obama Early College High School, forming alliances with teachers to assist students in low-income areas. Additionally, Janeth participated in Howard University’s Pre-PhD Summer Enrichment program, where she reported on the portrayal of African American women in the media. Her current research focuses on Black communities and southern literature.

Areas of Focus: Race and gender studies, southern Black culture, marginalized groups, southern fiction