J.R. Jamison is a founder of The Facing Project, a national organization that creates a more understanding and empathetic world through stories that inspire action, and he co-hosts The Facing Project Radio Show on NPR. He is the author of HILLBILLY QUEER (2021).
J.R. also developed the discussion guides for all three of Kelsey Timmerman’s books: “Where Am I Giving? A Global Adventure Exploring How to Use Your Gifts and Talents to Make a Difference” (Wiley, 2018); “Where Am I Eating? An Adventure Through the Global Food Economy” (Wiley, 2014); and “Where Am I Wearing? A Global Tour to the Countries, Factories, and People That Make Our Clothes” (Wiley, 2012 — a New York Times Bestseller).
The “Where Am I?” series and its discussion guides have been adopted as a campus common read by over 150 colleges, universities, and high schools across the country. The partial guide for “Where Am I Eating?” can be found on this site.
J.R.’s work and writing has been featured in Beyond Words, The Huffington Post, Harlem World Magazine, The Guardian, and Pangyrus, among other outlets. He seeks to connect people to create understanding across difference, and he regularly speaks at conferences, universities, and speakers’ series around the nation and the world. Invite him to yours!
J.R. is represented by Julie Stevenson of Massie & McQuilkin Literary Agents in New York City. He lives in Muncie, Indiana, with his husband Cory and their dog, J.J.