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JORDAN L LANEY, PHD
Phone: 828.406.6514
Email:jlaney@vt.edu
Twitter: @JordanLeLaney
Website:www.jordanlaney.com

 Experienced post-secondary educator & facilitator with online, distance, e-learning, and face-to-face instructional design and curriculum development experience. Trained in qualitative and feminist methodologies with an extensive oral history and ethnography background. Community-centered research practitioner with expertise in cultural and social systems, specifically addressing issues of equity and liberation. 
 
 
EDUCATION
 
2018    Ph.D., ASPECT: The Alliance for Social, Political, Ethical, and Cultural Thought. Virginia Polytechnic and State University 
Exam areas: Qualitative methodology, Feminist Theory, Cultural Theory, Ritual, Festival, Critical Regionalism, Traditional Music (North America).

Certificates: Material Culture and Public Humanities, Women’s and Gender Studies, Preparing the Future Professoriate (Virginia Tech)

2013   M.A., Appalachian Studies, Concentration: Music, Appalachian State University

2010    B.F.A., Creative Writing, Folklore, Goddard College
 
PROFESSIONAL CERTIFICATIONS
 
In Progress       Certified Professional in Accessibility Core Competencies

Yoga Teacher Training 
(200 YTT) In Balance, Kunga Yoga 
(200 YTT), Yoga Blue; sponsored by Black Yoga Magazine
(500 YTT) Yoga Blue; sponsored by Black Yoga Magazine
Specializations: Alignment, Hatha, Power, and Pranayama
 

LEADERSHIP EXPERIENCE 
 
2020    Assistant Facilitator, Leadership Bluegrass, Nashville, TN 
Provided support with facilitation, event planning, interpersonal communication, and capacity building.
2020    Search Committee, Musicology (2020) and Music Theory (2019)
2019    Facilitator, Dialogue on Race Montgomery County VA
2018-   Chair, Appalachian Studies Association Ad-Hoc Dependent Care Committee. Developed and implemented the first associational grant initiative to support caregivers with conference expenses. Ongoing. 
2019   Review Committee Member, Edward A Bouchet Society
2018    Member, Women’s Council, International Bluegrass Music Association
2018   Advisory Board, VT Grad School Office of Recruitment, Diversity, and Inclusion 
2018    Participant, Harm Reduction Workshop: Naloxone, Syringe Exchanges, and Social Justice 
2017    Facilitator, Appalachian Service Training for Family Counseling Services and Psychological Clinicians in southwestern Virginia
2017- 2021  At Large Member, Appalachian Studies Association Steering Committee
2016    Virginia Tech “Beyond Boundaries” Advisor to the President
2015    Co-editor,SPECTRA: The Social, Political, Ethical, and Cultural Theory Archives
2014    Trainee, Community and Direct-Action Organizer, successfully completed (Virginia Organizing)
 2013   Graduate, Leadership Bluegrass Program 


PEER REVIEWED PUBLICATIONS 

2015    “Interview with Wendy Brown” SPECTRA(with Anthony Szczurek) https://spectrajournal.org/articles/10.21061/spectra.v4i2.258/print/
 
2013    "From Documentary Films to You Tube & Folkstreams: Interview with Filmmaker Tom Davenport." Barbour, Kehren, G. Marc Bentley, Cary Curlee, Kathryn Engle, Kristin M. Hyle, Victoria Krueger, Jordan Laney, William Lindley, Joshua Roe, and Lynn Moss Sanders. Appalachian Journal(2013): 78-101.
 
PUBLISHED BOOK CHAPTERS
First/sole author unless otherwise noted.
 
2018    “The Unnoticed Contextual Realities of Hillbilly Elegy,” RE: Reflections and Explorations: A Forum on Deliberative DialogueEdited by Max Stephenson Jr. and Lyusyena Kirakosyan (213–22).
 
2018    “What Machine Kills Fascists? A Critical Reflection on the Political Power of Sound in the Trump Era,” RE: Reflections and Explorations: A Forum on Deliberative DialogueEdited by Max Stephenson Jr. and Lyusyena Kirakosyan (173–80).
 
2018    “Keeping our Hands on the Plow: A Personal Reflection on Organizing and Empowering Mountain Youth,” RE: Reflections and Explorations: A Forum on Deliberative DialogueEdited by Max Stephenson Jr. and Lyusyena Kirakosyan (148–54).
 
2018    “Beyond (internal) Colonization, Blame and Binaries: Towards a Relational Economy,” RE: Reflections and Explorations: A Forum on Deliberative DialogueEdited by Max Stephenson Jr. and Lyusyena Kirakosyan (14–20).
 
2016    “Beyond (internal) Colonization, Blame, and Binaries: Working Towards a Relational Economy,”RE: Reflections and Explorations Essays on Politics, Public Policy, and GovernanceEdited by Max Stephenson Jr. and Lyusyena Kirakosyan.
 
2016    “Person & Place: Thoughts on the Radical Possibilities of an un-Fixed Polis,”RE: Reflections and Explorations Essays on Politics, Public Policy, and GovernanceEdited by Max Stephenson Jr. and Lyusyena Kirakosyan.
 
CREATIVE WRITING

2020 "How to Care" Pine Mountain Sand and Gravel (poetry)
2019   “Upon Returning Home” Still Poetry Competition Finalist 
2019   “Praying in Tiny Kitchens” Dinner Bell Magazine (poetry)
2019   Appalachian Writers Workshop Participant, Hindman Settlement School, Hindman KY
 
PUBLISHED CONFERENCE PROCEEDINGS
 
2018    Harrison, Anthony Kwame, Jordan Laney, Erin Lavender-Stott, Darren Maczka, Amy Nelson. “Conversation: Facilitating Difficult Conversations in the Classroom (Co-sponsored by the Academy of Teaching Excellence (ATE) and the Graduate Academy of Teaching Excellence (GrATE)” at VT (33-35) Conference on Higher Education Pedagogy Proceedings.
 
2015    Saffle, Michael and Jordan Laney. “’Rising Appalachia’ and Traditional Folk/Pop as Social Protest”. KISMIF Conference Proceedings Book (Online), 2015.http://ler.letras.up.pt/site/default.aspx?qry=id022id1462&sum=sim
 
 
WORKS IN PROGRESS (PUBLICATIONS)
 
Book Manuscript, non-fiction: In the Beginning: Bill Monroe, Nostalgic Narratives, and the Politics of 
Belonging 
Book Manuscript, creative non-fiction: Fieldnotes from Decoration Day
Chapbook, creative non-fiction: Maternally Traced: Reflections on Place and Body
Article: “By the Numbers: A Mixed Method Analysis of Gender Representation within Bluegrass Music” 
Article: “Branding Bluegrass: Getting by in the Neoliberal Scene” (article)
Article: Mac Wiseman’s 1973 Renfro Valley Bluegrass Festival: Full Stage Transcription.
Article: “Performances of Social Mobility and Temporality: the Knoxville Grass (1970–1985)” 
 
BOOK REVIEWS
 
Decolonializing Ethnography (In progress)
 
"Appalachia in Regional Context: Place Matters ed. by Dwight B. Billings and Ann E. Kingsolver (review)." Journal of Southern History, vol. 85 no. 2, 2019, pp. 485-486. Project MUSE, doi:10.1353/soh.2019.0094
 
Sweet Dreams: The World of Patsy Cline, edited by Warren R. Hofstra, Appalachian Journal (2014): 158-159.
 
FILM REVIEWS
 
“LINEFORK”. Film review. Journal of the Society for American Music. Volume 12, Number 3. (August 2018) (pp. 378-380)
 
Meredith Doster, Mark Freed, Tom Hansell, Fred J. Hay, Phil Jamison, Rebecca Jones, Steve Kruger, Jordan Laney, Trevor McKenzie, John Cloyd Miller, Natalya Weinstein Miller, Ron Pen, Emily Schaad, Leila Weinstein, and Dave Wood. "Appalachian Music Films: From Appalshop to Zwigoff" in Appalachian Journal: A Regional Studies ReviewV. 42 No. 3-4, Spring/Summer 2015.
Films reviewed: "Bluegrass Country Soul," "High Lonesome: The Story of Bluegrass Music," "Lily May Ledford," and "Sunnyside of Life."
 
ALBUM REVIEWS
 
“Listening to the Knott Country Patriot: Appalachian Hip Hop and Digital Possibilities”. Reviewed Work: Goodbye, Knott CentralJournal of Appalachian Studies. Vol. 23, No. 2 (Fall 2017), pp. 278-280
 
WEBSITE REVIEWS
 
The Bluegrass Situation.Journal of Appalachian Studies. (In progress)
 
PUBLIC WRITING
 
2017    “What Machine Kills Fascists: A Critical Reflection on the Political Power of Sound in the Trump Era.” Reflections and Explorations (blog hosted by Virginia Tech’s Institute for Policy and Governance).  (February 18, 2017).
 
2016    “Locations of Knowledge Production: Exploring the Collisions of Place-Based Pedagogy in the Global Context,” Global Perspectives Report, published by the VT Grad School: http://futureprof.global/work/gpp-switzerland-2016-manual/locations-of-knowledge-production-exploring-the-collisions-of-place-based-pedagogy-in-the-global-context/
 
2016    "The Unnoticed Contextual Realities of Hillbilly Elegy" Reflections and Explorations: A Graduate Student Commentary (blog hosted by Virginia Tech’s Institute for Policy and Governance).  October 10, 2016
 
2016    “Hashtag Heartwork: Notes on the Relationship between Place and Identity,” Reflections and Explorations: A Graduate Student Commentary (blog hosted by Virginia Tech’s Institute for Policy and Governance).
 
2016   “Beyond (internal) Colonization, Blame, and Binaries: Working Towards a Relational 
Economy,” Reflections and Explorations: A Graduate Student Commentary (blog hosted by Virginia Tech’s Institute for Policy and Governance).
 
2015    Virginia Tech LGBTQ+ Oral History Project: Conducted interviews of the LGBTQ+ community at Virginia Tech. These interviews are now available to the public through the Special Collections website. (specific contributions: Dolly Davis and Howard Friertag)
 
2014     “Person & Place: Thoughts on the Radical Possibilities of an un-Fixed Polis,”  Reflections and Explorations: A graduate Student Commentary (blog hosted by Virginia Tech’s Institute for Policy and Governance). May 8, 2014.
 
TRADE AND ARTISTIC PUBLICATIONS
 
The Bluegrass Situation: “Women in Bluegrass,”, contributor, 2017
“Warning Signs” Breaking Grass, Mountain Fever Records, liner notes (global distribution), 2017
Bluegrass Today: “VA Tech Students at Bristol Rhythm and Roots” (2015), “More from Red, White and Bluegrass ‘14” (2014), “Friday at Houstonfest 2014” (2014), “Saturday at Houstonfest 2014”, 
Gatheringalbum liner notes. (global distribution) 2014
Put My Pretty Little Shoes Away, Audio Documentary, limited distribution. Served as a companion media piece to undergraduate thesis. 2011
“Seven ‘till Eleven: Old Fort Mountain Music” a self-published chapbook with national distribution, created as part of the Lo-fi publishing working group at Goddard College. 2008
 
PUBLIC PRESENTATIONS / SPEAKING ENGAGEMENTS
 
2018    “All that we are we owe” Virginia Tech Graduation Speaker (Winter 2018).
2018    “Excelling in Borderlands and Beyond” keynote speaker, VTConnect Luncheon for 1st Gen College Students.
2018    “This I Believe” featured speaker, Virginia Tech Graduate School Conference Blacksburg, VA 
2016-2020 Instructor, Appalachian Identity and Stereotypes, Diversity and Inclusion Training for VT 
Faculty and Staff (hosted by the VT Office for Diversity and Inclusion)
2017 Appalachian Service Training for Family Counseling Services Psychological Clinicians, VT
2017    Organizer, Grassroots Training Workshop with Virginia Organizing at the Appalachian Studies Association Conference. Free and open to the public 
2016    Presenter, “Experiences of Appalachian Students” to the Virginia Tech Faculty Senate (March 2)
2016    “Appalachia and Mental Health” Family Therapy and Clinical Health Program of VT in the Department of Human Development (January 28)
2015    “The Tricky Socio-cultural Context of Service” Appalachian Service Project: Lead workshops to assist ASP leaders in cultural competency and critical economic studies before their service trips.
 
COURSES INSTRUCTED (Virginia Tech unless noted)
 
Honors Students, Independent Study Spring 2020
Topics: Mental health in Appalachia, The Efficacy of Cultural Programming, Food as a Tool for Community Building
“Bluegrass in America” Alex Combates, MA Independent Study (Material Culture and Public 
Humanities, VT)
Appalachian Studies Honors Course: Appalachian Future(s) (Spring 2020)
Bluegrass Music: Appalachian Roots and Influences (Instructor of Record) https://blogs.lt.vt.edu/thespring2015bluegrassclass/
Theories of Popular Culture (Instructor of Record)
Southern Music: Power, Place, Identity (Instructor of Record)
Introduction to Appalachian Studies (online and in-person, traditional semester, winter semester, and 
summer sessions, Instructor of Record)
Appalachian Communities (GTA)
History of the Modern World (GTA)
Musical Theater (GTA)
Popular Culture: Television (GTA)
 

MEMBERSHIPS
 
American Folkore Society
Appalachian Studies Association
Dimensions of Political Economy Working Group
Edward A. Buchet Society, Yale University
International Association for the Study of Popular Music
International Bluegrass Music Association
International Foundation for Bluegrass Music
National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP)
South Atlantic Modern Language Association
South East Women’s Studies Association
 
 
 
 

AWARDS & GRANTS

  • Rosenberg Bluegrass Scholar of the Year Award, International Bluegrass Music Association (2019) 
  • Faculty Scholar, Graduate Teaching Academy for Excellence (2017)
  • Edward A. Bouchet Graduate Honor Society, Yale University (2017)
  • University Graduate Teaching Excellence | Instructor of Record Award (2016)
  • Graduate Academy for Teaching Excellence (GrATE) Founding Fellow (2016)
  • Global Perspectives Program (2016)
  • Appalachian Sound Archives Fellow, Berea College (2016)
  • Favorite Faculty Award, Virginia Tech (2015)
  • Undergraduate Research Institute Grant, Virginia Tech (2015)
  • ASPECT Travel Fund (2014, 2015)
  • Diversity Scholar, Virginia Tech (2015)
  • Leadership Bluegrass Graduate (2013)
  • Anne and Alex Bernhardt Appalachian Music Scholar, Appalachian State University (2011, 2012)
  • Ed Cabbell Appalachian Studies Endowment Scholarship (2011)
  • Appalachian Studies Association Conference Scholarship Recipient(2011-2016)