Jordan P. Woodward is a PhD student in the English Department’s Rhetoric, Composition, and Literacy (RCL) program, specializing in Folklore and Digital Media. She received her BA in Religious Studies and MA in English RCL from the University of Oklahoma. For the 2017-2018 year, Jordan was awarded a Fulbright fellowship to study community’s and individual’s stories of religious, sociocultural, domestic, and activist relationships to water (focusing specifically on women’s connections to water) in India. This research utilized digital storytelling, multi-sensory ethnography, and photo+voice methodologies. Jordan is also a co-founding member of Prairie Lands Film, an independent film group, which focuses land- and water-centric stories and storytelling.
Jordan’s scholarship explores relationships formed between people/community, place, identity, and story. She is also interested in rhetorics of well-being and literacy advocacy.