Jason Antrosio, Professor of Anthropology and Department Chair

318 Yager Hall

Areas of expertise:
Economic development, artisan and peasant economies, globalization, Latin America.
Ph.D., Johns Hopkins University

 Recent courses taught:

  • Introduction to Anthropology
  • Cultural Anthropology
  • Cultural Ecology
  • Latin America & the Caribbean Peoples & Cultures
  • Bolivia: Culture, Colonialism & Modernity
  • Linguistic Anthropology

Selected publications:

  • Fast, Easy, and In Cash: Artisan Hardship and Hope in the Global Economy (2015) with Rudi Colloredo-Mansfeld. Chicago: University of Chicago Press.
  • “Risk-seeking Peasants, Excessive Artisans: Speculation in the Northern Andes” (2014) with Rudi Colloredo-Mansfeld. Economic Anthropology 1:124-138.
  • “Cultural Anthropology: Global Transformations, Human Nature, Public Debates” (2014). Teaching Anthropology: SACC Notes 20:12-15.
  • “Peasants and Pirámides: Consumer Fantasies in the Colombian Andes” (2012). In Consumer Culture in Latin America. Anna Cristina Pertierra and John Sinclair, eds. New York: Palgrave MacMillan.
  • “Disappearing Act: Race and the Neo-Liberal State” (2006). In Nationalism’s Bloody Terrain: Racism, Class Inequality, and Politics of Recognition. George Baca, ed. New York: Berghahn Books.
  • “Inverting Development Discourse in Colombia: Transforming Andean Hearths” (2002). American Anthropologist 104:1110-1122.

College service and professional affiliations:

  •  Anthropology Department Chair
  • Society for Economic Anthropology, Board Member
  • Society for Latin American and Caribbean Anthropology
  • American Anthropological Association
  • Editor, Open Anthropology for the American Anthropological Association
  • American Association of University Professors
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