Assistant Professor Jessica Bardill
Jessica Bardill is an Assistant Professor of Native American Literatures at East Carolina University in Greenville, North Carolina. Her research interests include the alternative narratives offered in the literatures and films created by indigenous peoples, particularly those peoples of North America. Her work extends into legal and scientific realms with particular attention to the uses of genetic and genomic information by, for, and with indigenous peoples, from research protocols and biospecimens to informed choice and citizenship determinations. Prior to ECU, she held postdoctoral fellowships at Stanford University, the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign (American Indian Studies), and Duke University (Center for Public Genomics). She received her Ph.D. is from the Department of English at Duke University (Durham, North Carolina) and her Bachelor's degrees in English and Biology from Emory University (Atlanta, Georgia).