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Jennifer Atkins

New Orleans native Jennifer Atkins is associate professor at Florida State University where she teaches dance studies courses. Her book, Carnival Balls in New Orleans: The Secret Side of Mardi Gras, 1870-1920 (LSU Press), received the 2017 Jules and Frances Landry Award. Her co-edited double anthology, Perspectives on American Dance: The Twentieth Century and The New Millennium (UPF) was recently released. Atkins’ research explores the relationship between American social dance and race, class, and gender.