UTSC Centre for Ethnography Speaker Series: John Jackson Jr.

Date(s) - 23/10/2020
10:00 am - 11:00 am

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The Centre for Ethnography Scarborough is pleased to present our 2020 Distinguished Lecture:

What Scholarship Looks an Sounds Like: Towards and Auto-ethnography of Multimodality  by John Jackson Jr.

Friday, October 23, 10-11am (via Zoom)

There will also be two informal Zoom “chats” after the lecture:
· Q & A and informal talk with undergrad and grad students, 11am-noon
· Conversation with faculty, 1-2pm

Please RSVP to Maggie Cummings (maggie.cummings@utoronto.ca) for the lecture and/or the informal meetings. Zoom links will be circulated at a later date.

John L. Jackson, Jr., is the Walter H. Annenberg Dean of the Annenberg School for Communication and Richard Perry University Professor at the University of Pennsylvania. He was previously Dean of the School of Social Policy & Practice and Special Adviser to the Provost on Diversity at Penn.

His books include:
Harlemworld: Doing race and class in Contemporary Black America (2001)
Real Black: Adventures in Racial Sincerity (2005)
Thin Description: Ethnography and the African Hebrew Israelites of Jerusalem (2013)
Impolite Conversations: On Race, Politics, Sex, Money, and Religion (with Cora Daniels; 2014)

An urban researcher, media ethnographer, anthropologist of religion, and theorist of race/ethnicity, Jackson’s work also critically explores how film and other non-traditional or multi-modal formats can be most effectively utilized in specifically scholarly research projects, and he is one of the founding members of CAMRA, the University of Pennsylvania-based initiative organized around creating visual and performative research projects and producing rigorous criteria for assessing them. He is currently a faculty member at Penn’s new Center for Experimental Ethnography, and he has affiliations with Penn’s Departments of Africana Studies and Anthropology, as well as with the Graduate School of Education and the School of Social Policy & Practice.