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Jennifer Byram

About Jennifer Byram

Jennifer Byram is a Ph.D. student in Archaeology from the Chicago area with an interest in reawakening textile making practices in native communities. Since 2016, Jennifer has worked for her tribe in Historic Preservation coordinating a project to digitize the Choctaw Nation of Oklahoma museums’ collections and growing the Chahta Imponna Database, an access point for Choctaw material held in museum collections worldwide. Jennifer continues to lead a textile workshop series for the Choctaw community and to connect Southeastern native makers with precontact textile techniques and natural resources. Jennifer loves all things textiles and making.

Selected Publications

Byram, Jennifer, "Reawakening Chahta Nan Tvnna (Choctaw Textiles)" (2018). Textile Society of America Symposium Proceedings.
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B.A. (2014) Franklin University Switzerland French Studies and Visual & Communication Arts

MSc. (2015) University of Oxford Visual, Material, & Museum Anthropology