New Faculty 2020


Ryan Cecil Jobson

Neubauer Family Assistant Professor
Department of Anthropology and the College

As a sociocultural anthropologist, Ryan Cecil Jobson studies issues of energy, infrastructure, sovereignty, race, and capitalism in the colonial and postcolonial Americas. He is completing his first book manuscript, a historical ethnography of the Caribbean petrostate of Trinidad and Tobago.

His research has appeared in Current Anthropology, The Journal of Latin American and Caribbean Anthropology, and Items, a digital forum of the Social Science Research Council. He serves on the editorial board of Current Anthropology and is associate editor of the journal Transforming Anthropology. He is the recipient of numerous grants and fellowships from the National Science Foundation, Social Science Research Council, and Fulbright Commission.

Jobson received his PhD in anthropology and African American Studies from Yale University, and was a Provost’s Postdoctoral Fellow at the University of Chicago from 2017 to 2019.

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