Assistant Professor of Anthropology and Alaska Native Studies
Jennifer Carroll has worked for the Interior-Aleutians campus since 1999, first as the coordinator of the Yukon Flats Center in Fort Yukon and as a term assistant professor of Anthropology and Alaska Native Studies since 2006. She is currently the Vice Chair of the CRCD Academic Council.
Jennie teaches Anthropology and Alaska Native studies courses and her current interests are in cross-cultural communication, the relationship between personal identity and culture, and oral history.
She received her bachelor's degree in anthropology from Harvard University in 1990, her master's degree in anthropology from University of Alaska Fairbanks in 1995, and her Ph.D. in Anthropology from UAF in 2010. Her dissertation, Maybe an Answer is in There: Life Story in Dialogue, explores the ways in which Gwich’in women’s lives have changed over the past century through the life story and historical and cultural reflections of Vera Englishoe, a Neets’ąįį Gwich’in woman from Venetie and Fort Yukon.
Jennie was raised in Ketchikan and Fairbanks, where her grandmother, Patty Haggard, was principal of Denali School, and her grandfather, Harvey Haggard, was a teacher at Lathrop. Her parents, Ed and Courtney Linkous, owned Fairbanks Fast Foto for many years. She currently lives in Fairbanks with her husband, James Carroll of Fort Yukon, and their children Jeanetta and Lynneva, and their two dogs and two cats.
Jennie’s personal interests include any kind of fiber arts, especially quilting, and music (piano and French horn when she has time, which is rarely).