Graduate Teaching Fellow
Office: 307 Bynum Hall
Office Hours: By appointment
PhD in Communication Studies, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Expected May 2022
M.A. in Communication Studies, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
B.A. Communication Studies and Political Science, University of San Diego, with Honors, Phi Beta Kappa
Jessica Noe is a doctoral candidate specializing in work at the intersection of performance, narrative, memory, and food within the field of communication studies at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Pulling from the theories and traditions of performance and cultural studies as they find their areas of overlap in communication studies and folklore, her interdisciplinary research focuses on understanding how communities work to articulate a meaningful existence through stories surrounding their performances of group memory and labor.
Her current case studies involve the food traditions and labor of extended family units and the labor practices of online fandom communities. Her dissertation, Baked In: Women’s Role in Curating and Creating Family Culture Through Culinary Performance, focuses on the intersection of performance, memory, and female embodied labor practices within an extended family’s food traditions.