Today is Commencement. Congratulations to the Beloit College Class of 2022.


Ph.D., Anthropology, University of Colorado; Thesis: “Pacified Inclusion: Security and Digital Technology in Brazilian Favelas.” 

M.A., Anthropology, University of Colorado. 

B.A. Anthropology & History, University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee. 

Courses Taught

Introductory to Anthropology

Police and Democratic States

Race, Gender, and Class in Latin America

People and Cultures of Brazil

Contemporary Global Politics

International Relations

Introduction to American Politics

Research Interests

My research focuses on technology-based development as it relates to the installation of security and governmental infrastructure in Rio de Janeiro’s marginalized communities (also called favelas or slums). I am interested in connecting with individuals in Brazil’s ICT, development, and education sectors.


In Press. 2021.“Digital Failures in Abolitionist Ethnography” in Social Analysis 65.1.

In Press. 2021 Peer-Reviewed Article. “An Architype for Millennial Activism” submitted for consideration in the special issue of Peace Review 32(4).

2020. ““Microsoft’s Drug Dealer: Digital Disruption and a Corporate Conversion of Fines” in Tapuya: Latin American Science, Technology, and Society.

2020. “Discussing Policy with Prisoners.” Anthropology News, June 16, 2020.

2020. “A Pandemic in Prisons”. In Social Anthropology 28.2: 352-353. DOI:10.1111/1469-8676.12857.

2020. “Window Washers on a Windowless Prison”. Journal for the Anthropology of North America. DOI:10.1002/nad.12124.

2019.Utopia Digital: NGOs and Consumer Markets in Brazil’s “New Middle Class” Shantytowns” in The Journal of Consumer Culture.

2019. “Death on Repeat: Violence, Viral Images, and Questioning the Rule of Law in Brazilian Favelas” in The Journal of Legal Anthropology. Volume 3, Issue 1: 21–40.

2016. “Pacified Inclusion: Digital Inclusion in Brazil’s Most Violent Favelas” in Urban Solutions: Metropolitan Approaches, Innovation in Urban Water and Sanitation, and Inclusive Smart Cities. Woodrow Wilson Center Urban Sustainability Laboratory. 105-122.


Jason Bartholomew Scott

Visiting Assistant Professor of Anthropology

 Email:  Phone: 608-363-2317   Room 108, Godfrey Hall
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