Dr. Darolyn "Lyn" Jones

Dr. Darolyn "Lyn" Jones

<b>Department: </b>English<br><b>Research Area: </b>Recomposing tough talk into poetry, a screen play, a spoken word script, or a creative narrative nonfiction.<br>


Department: English

Research Focus: The student scholar will analyze, code, and synthesize homeless men’s life story transcriptions and interviews with Mission staff that have both been archived at the Muncie Mission as well as recent transcriptions collected from the Fall of 2020, Spring 2021, Fall 2021, Spring of 2022.  The student scholar will also transcribe any new recordings that will happen in October of 2022.  Those transcriptions once coded and analyzed will be recomposed into a creative project which will not only give voice to, but amplify the men’s voices.

Potential Student Project: Creative Project

Attributes/skills/background sought in undergraduate: Community Engagement, Research Skills, Initiative, Ethnographic Coding, and Creative Writing 

Mentoring Plan: The student will work on this project for 5 hours each week including one hour of 1-on-1 interaction with me.

  1. Learning from me, the student scholar will learn how to use In-Vivo Coding to code primary source data in the form of transcriptions and interviews.
  2. Working with myself, the student scholar will learn about the ethics of how to amplify those voices so it lifts up the men and the Mission.
  3. Working collaboratively with me, the student scholar will In-Vivo code those primary source and transcription documents.
  4. Working collaboratively with me, the student scholar will recompose those codes into a creative writing project.This creative project could be poetry, a Spoken Word script, a theater script, a montage writing, a film script, a series of poems, or a creative narrative nonfiction collective voice story, or a research based creative narrative nonfiction essay.

Contact: 317-697-4843, RB 335