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October 15, 2009

ULM History Professor featured author at Louisiana Book Festival

Jeffrey Anderson, a University of Louisiana at Monroe assistant professor of history, will be a featured author at the Louisiana Book Festival this weekend. His talk is entitled “Hoodoo, Voodoo, and Conjure in Literature and Culture” and will be presented at 4 p.m., Oct. 17.

The festival is being held in Baton Rouge at the State Library of Louisiana, Louisiana State Capitol, Louisiana State Museum, and other nearby locations. Anderson’s portion of the program will be in House Committee Room 4, which will be followed by a book signing.

The featured book is his second, entitled Hoodoo, Voodoo, and Conjure: A Handbook from the Greenwood Folklore Handbooks Series. Both of Anderson’s books recently received high praise for their authenticity and approach from the web site, which specializes in African-American and Old South topics.

Anderson earned his doctoral degree in history from the University of Florida.

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