About

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Jeffrey H. Jackson is J.J. McComb Professor of History at Rhodes College and Chair of the Department of History.

He is the author of Paris Under Water:  How the City of Light Survived the Great Flood of 1910 and Making Jazz French:  Music and Modern Life in Interwar Paris, both of which were received to acclaim in high-profile media reviews.  Jackson is a sought-after public speaker and consultant and has appeared in documentary film, television, and been interviewed on radio and podcasts.

He has also co-edited The Thinking Space:  The Café as a Cultural Institution in Paris, Italy, and Vienna, Music and History:  Bridging the Disciplines, and The Underground Reader:  Sources in the Transatlantic Counterculture.

Jackson’s articles have appeared in several leading academic journals, including French Historical Studies; French Cultural Studies; French Politics, Culture, and Society; Journal of Popular Culture; Journal of Urban History, and Humanities, the magazine of the National Endowment for the Humanities.

At Rhodes College, he teaches courses in modern European history, cultural history, French history, environmental studies, and interdisciplinary humanities.  In 2011, Jackson won the prestigious Clarence Day Award for Outstanding Research, Rhodes' highest honor for faculty. 

Jackson received his B.S. in history summa cum laude with High Honors from Vanderbilt University in 1993 and a Ph.D. in history from the University of Rochester in 1999.