Jason AntrosioFollow @JasonAntrosio
In recent years, my primary focus is to better promote anthropological knowledge and understandings. 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 in 2012-2013 as a Kindle eBook download.
Education and Research
My graduate studies were at 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 titled "Culture, Commons, and Economic Growth." This fieldwork compares family firms of indigenous and mestizo sweater-producers in the neighboring towns of Otavalo and Atuntaqui.
- From Workplace to Heritage: Renovating and Reinventing an Ecuadorian Textile Factory with Rudi Colloredo-Mansfeld (2011).
- Todo Moderno: Significados de la modernización en la Sierra colombiana (2008). Click here for a nearly full-text preview.
- Junior co-author with Rudi Colloredo-Mansfeld, Economic Clusters or Cultural Commons? The Limits of Competition-Driven Development in the Ecuadorian Andes (2009).
- Ecuadorian Apparel, Apparently Global with Rudi Colloredo-Mansfeld (2006).
- Disappearing Act: Race and the Neo-Liberal State (2005)
- Inverting Development Discourse in Colombia: Transforming Andean Hearths (2002).
For sample syllabi, please visit the American Anthropological Association Teaching Materials Exchange.
- Introduction to Anthropology
- Cultural Anthropology
- Peoples and Cultures of Latin America
- Cultural Ecology
- Contemporary Anthropological Theory
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