The four part series, Critical Examinations of Community, concludes with a public lecture featuring Penn Professor John L. Jackson, Jr. Professor Jackson’s presentation, “Practicing Impolite Conversations: Talking About Race, Religion, Politics, and Everything Else,” may provide ideas and inspiration for our own explorations and struggles to improve Swarthmore's communities.
A cultural anthropologist and documentary filmmaker, John L. Jackson, Jr. has published widely on race and class in the contemporary U.S. Jackson is the Richard Perry University Professor of Communication, Africana Studies, and Anthropology in the Standing Faculty of the Annenberg School for Communication and the Standing Faculty of the School of Arts and Sciences at the University of Pennsylvania. Before coming to Penn, Jackson taught in the Department of Cultural Anthropology at Duke University and spent three years as a Junior Fellow at the Harvard University Society of Fellows. Jackson received his BA in Communications from Howard University and his PhD in Anthropology from Columbia University.
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