Assistant Professor of AnthropologyEmail: firstname.lastname@example.org Phone: 608-363-2085 Office: Room 109, Godfrey Hall
Jason is a cultural anthropologist whose work focuses on the situated histories, places, institutions, narratives and cultures that shape American social life. His most recent research has examined the everyday politics of aging in the United States, 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 choices made by ethnographers. Jason also brings ongoing interests in medical anthropology, film and media, racial formations and queer forms of critique to his research, writing and teaching. He is presently at work on a book exploring the precarities and possibilities around aging in queer and non-queer America.