JENNIFER RUCH

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Adjunct Instructor of History
jruch@cumberland.edu
School of Humanities, Education, and the Arts
Adjunct Faculty
The School of Humanities, Education, and the Arts Part Time and Adjunct Faculty
B.A., Texas State University
M.A., Texas State University

Jennifer E. Ruch is a Texas native but is spending some time in the Volunteer state as she works toward her PhD in Public History at Middle Tennessee State University. She holds a B.A. in History and an M.A. in Public History from Texas State University.

She also teaches American history at MTSU, serves as a Research Assistant to the Center for Historic Preservation, and works at the Grand Ole Opry House in the roll of Ambassador. She specializes in American cultural history with a special interest in American music, material culture, and popular culture. Her current research explores musical hybrids and their relativity to memory studies, materiality, and heritage making processes.