Anthropology Prof Jackson Named Senior Advisor for Diversity

This past week, Provost Vincent Price announced the appointment of Dr. John L. Jackson Jr. as Senior Advisor for Diversity. Dr. Jackson will work with a variety of University leaders to "make recommendations for diversity goals and programs, develop appropriate means of assessment, and help implement Penn’s Action Plan for Faculty Diversity and Excellence." Here in the Department, Dr. Jackson is the Richard Perry University Professor of Communication and Anthropology. This semester he is teaching two courses- Urban Ethnography: Documenting City Life and Documentary, Ethnography, and Research. You can learn more about his research interests and publications here.