I am a History PhD Student at George Mason University and a Graduate Teaching Assistant teaching a section of HIST390 (The Digital Past), an undergraduate digital history course. I also worked as a Fellow and Graduate Research Assistant at the Roy Rosenzweig Center for History and New Media from August 2016-August 2019. I study 20th Century US History with specialities in Cultural and Digital History and with particular interests in Music, Sound Studies, and Tourism studies.

My dissertation project will explore the history of Cajun identity in Southwest Louisiana from the 1950s-1970s. I am particularly interested in the ways that cultural production and identity intersected with economic, political, and technological changes in the twentieth century.

P.S.–Wondering about that background image? It is the interior of Golden Crest Recording Studio in the 1970s, an independent studio (and label and manufacturing plant) that operated in Long Island, NY from the 1950s-1980s. The image comes from an article written by friend and music writer John Broven and you can read more about Golden Crest Records (and see this image along with many others) here.

I email jdauteri (at) gmu (dot) edu
I tweet @dauterive_jess