Sharon Jacobs


I am a second-year student in Penn's anthropology PhD program. I plan to center my dissertation project around the material and affective dimensions of insecurity as experienced by Middle Eastern asylum seekers in Athens, Greece. Previous projects have focused on U.S. linguistic nationalism as recent Iraqi immigrants experience and participate in it.

Research Interests

Migration, postcolonial studies, citizenship and the state, semiotics, Middle East, Europe

Graduate Status