Jason Antrosio

My primary focus is to better promote anthropological knowledge and understandings, extending classroom teaching and research to a wider audience. For 2015-2017 I am a co-editor for Open Anthropology a public journal of the American Anthropological Association. I write the anthropology blogs Living Anthropologically and Anthropology Report.

Recent Activities

Education and Research

Antrosio - Todo ModernoI was a history major at Williams College and then did graduate studies in anthropology at The Johns Hopkins University, with Ph.D. fieldwork in Túquerres, Colombia. My research has been in the northern Andean highlands of South America, covering topics of consumption and development programs, artisan and peasant economies, and globalization. Since 2005, I have collaborated with Dr. Rudi Colloredo-Mansfeld (UNC-Chapel Hill) on fieldwork in Ecuador. This fieldwork compares family firms of indigenous and mestizo sweater-producers in the neighboring towns of Otavalo and Atuntaqui. Our forthcoming book is Fast, Easy, and In Cash: Artisan Hardship and Hope in the Global Economy, to be published in October 2015 by the University of Chicago Press.

Selected PublicationsConsumer Culture in Latin America

Selected Courses

Tim Ingold - Being AliveFor current offerings, see Hartwick Anthropology Courses Fall 2015. For a syllabus from a wide range of anthropology, please visit the American Anthropological Association Teaching Materials Exchange.

Contact: Please e-mail me at antrosioj@hartwick.edu or