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John L. Jackson, Jr., Assistant Professor, Cultural Anthropology

John L. Jackson, Jr.
Contact Info:
Office Location:  114B Soc Sci Bldg
Office Phone:  +1 919 668 5252
Email Address: send me a message


Doctor of Philosophy (with distinction)Columbia University2000
M.A.Columbia University1994
B.A. (summa cum laude)Howard University1993

Popular Culture
Urban Anthropology
Race Studies
North America
Research Interests:

John L. Jackson, Jr., received his Ph.D. in Anthropology from Columbia University in 2000. His first book, Harlemworld: Doing Race and Class in Contemporary Black America (University of Chicago Press 2001), examines vernacular theories of race, class and their "performative" intersections. He is currently finishing his second book, Real Black: Adventures Racial Sincerity (University of Chicago Press, forthcoming 2005). As a film producer, he has also produced a nationally-distributed documentary, several internationally-screened film-shorts, and an award-winning 16mm feature film.

Areas of Interest:

Ethnographic filmmaking
urban anthropology
race and class
social theory
performative ethnography
collective memory
United States


Ethnographic filmmaking • urban anthropology • race and class • social theory • performative ethnography • collective memory • United States

Curriculum Vitae
Recent Publications   (More Publications)

  1. J.L. Jackson, Jr., Pass*ed Lives, edited by John L. Jackson, Jr and Martha S. Jones, Women and Performance, vol. 29 (December, 2005), pp. 1-7 (I co-edited the special issue of this journal..)
  2. J.L. Jackson, Jr., ed., Racial Americana (Special Issue of SAQ), edited by John L. Jackson, Jr, South Atlantic Quarterly, vol. 104 no. 3 (Summer, 2005), pp. 1-10, Duke University Press (I wrote the introduction, collected the pieces, an edited the volume..)
  3. J.L. Jackson, Real Black: Adventures in Racial Sincerity (2005), University of Chicago Press [ctl]
  4. J.L. Jackson, author and special issue editor, A Little Black Magic, edited by John L. Jackson, Jr., The South Atlantic Quarterly, vol. 104 no. 3 (2005), Duke University Press
  5. John L. Jackson, Jr., An Ethnographic FilmFlam: Giving gifts, Doing Rsearch, and Videotaping the Native Subject/Object, American Anthropologist, vol. 106 no. 1 (March, 2004), pp. 32-42, American Anthropological Association  [abs]