Jason Antrosio

My primary focus is to better promote anthropological knowledge and understandings, extending classroom teaching and research to a wider audience. My What is Anthropology? page is a primer for this dynamic discipline and as part of my Living Anthropologically blog, I've produced Human Nature, Race, Evolution in Biological Anthropology, available as an eBook download.

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. We are currently completing a co-authored book for the University of Chicago Press, Invasive Economies and Artisan Futures: Innovation, Inequality and the Commons.

Selected PublicationsConsumer Culture in Latin America

Selected Courses

Tim Ingold - Being AliveFor current offerings, see the Hartwick Anthropology Courses, and 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