Dr. Jeffery Darensbourg
Fellow of the Center for Louisiana Studies, 2020-2025
Writer, public speaker, researcher, zinemaker, and provacateur Jeffery U. Darensbourg, Ph.D., is member of the Atakapa-Ishak Nation of Southwest Louisiana and Southeast Texas. He is the founder and Editor-Who's-not-a-Chief of Bulbancha Is Still a Place: Indigenous Culture from New Orleans. Recently a writer and residence at Tulane University's A Studio in the Woods and a Monroe Fellow of New Orleans Center for the Gulf South at Tulane, Jeffery is working on a book length study of the Atakapa-Ishak of Southwest Louisiana.
Some of Jeffery's Recent Work:
“Indigenous People of Louisiana and the Oil Industry: An Ishak Reflection,” blog post, Union of Concerned Scientists, October 2019.
With David Kaufman, “Ishak Words: Language Renewal Prospects for a Historic Gulf Coast Tribe.” In Languages in Louisiana: Culture and Community. Dajko, N. and Walton S., eds. Jackson, MS: University Press of Mississippi, 2019.
“Traveling Light,” Situate Magazine (June 2016). In the Media:
Featured Guest, We Got We, not BP Podcast, episode #2,Another Gulf Is Possible, 11 May 2020.
In the Media
“Bulbancha” (interviewed by Joseph Makkos and Joseph Bienvenu), No Good Poetry Podcast episode 77, September 2018.
Featured guest, People Rise Up! Climate Crisis Radio, WHIV FM, 18 November 2019.