Sebastian Jackson is trained as a historian and sociocultural anthropologist, and his research and teaching interests are concerned with questions of cultural continuity and transformation, histories of race and racism, interracial intimacy, indigeneity, and the unfolding legacies of settler colonial domination in the Atlantic world, especially in South Africa and the United States.
Jackson earned a Ph.D. in African and African American studies with a primary field in social anthropology from Harvard University (2022). He also holds an M.Phil. in social anthropology from the University of Cambridge (2014), a Master of Science degree in African studies from the University of Oxford (2013), and a bachelor’s in history and global studies from the University of Maine at Farmington (2012). Prior to coming to the University of Virginia, Jackson taught as a lecturer on social studies at Harvard (2022-23) and as a lecturer on history and anthropology at UMF (2014-15).
As an assistant professor at UVA, Jackson will teach “Race, Science, and the Law,” “Colonialism and Decolonization” and “History and Theory of Anthropology.”