Assistant Professor of AnthropologyPronouns: he/him/his Email: email@example.com Phone: 608-363-2085 Office: Room 109, Godfrey Hall
Jason is a cultural anthropologist whose work focuses on the situated histories, places, institutions, narratives, practices and aesthetics of American social life. His most recent research has examined the everyday politics of aging, looking at the elderpublics, aging lifeworlds and welfarist futures coming into being in San Francisco, California. Approaching ethnography as a mode of research and a genre of writing, he aims to get students to understand the tradeoffs embedded in fieldwork alongside the representational moves made by ethnographers. Jason also brings ongoing interests in film and media, racial formations, care, health and queer forms of critique to his teaching, research and writing. He is presently at work on a book exploring the precarities and possibilities around aging in queer and non-queer America.