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Jessica R. Locklear

Jessica is a graduate student in the Department of History at UNC Chapel Hill. She also works as a Field Scholar at the Southern Oral History Program (SOHP). Jessica earned an M.A. in history with a concentration in public history from Temple University. She also holds an undergraduate degree in history and American Indian Studies from the University of North Carolina at Pembroke. Jessica is an enrolled member of the Lumbee Tribe of North Carolina.


  • 2020–present
    Ph.D. Student, The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill


  • 2020 
    Temple University, M.A. History, Public History Concentration
  • 2017 
    The University of North Carolina at Pembroke, B.A. History & American Indian Studies

Grants and Contracts

  • 2019
    Art and Change Grant
    Funding Source:
    The Leeway Foundation