Dr. David M. Jones is a Professor of English, Honors Education, and Women’s Studies at the University of Wisconsin at Eau Claire. In addition to serving in the English Department, Dr. Jones is the current Program Director for the Liberal Studies Program at UW-Eau Claire, and he has served administrative roles in the past in the Honors Program and as a university-wide Diversity Fellow. In his classroom teaching and scholarly projects, Dr. Jones explores cultural history and social identity from multiple lenses -- critical race studies, popular culture, American literary regionalism, and creative nonfiction. He is particularly interested in the interventions and social movements used by institutions and people to bring visions of justice into everyday practice.
Dr. Jones has published a book on the Black Arts Movement of the 1960s and 1970s, titled A New Breed of Black Consciousness: and he has co-edited an essay collection titled Coming Out to the Mainstream: New Queer Cinema in the 21st Century. Other recent scholarly projects include an essay on the notable film 12 Years a Slave, which was published in a collection titled Movies in the Age of Obama: the Era of Post-Racial and Neo-Racist Cinema. He recently completed an essay examining teaching and learning practices in Honors Education with regard to diverse learners and social justice issues. Dr. Jones is also a professional musician who has recently produced a fifth CD of original rock, blues, and roots music, Chippewa Love.