Ryan Cecil Jobson

Ryan Cecil Jobson is a Provost’s Postdoctoral Fellow in anthropology at the University of Chicago. In July 2019, he will begin an appointment as the Neubauer Family Assistant Professor of Anthropology at the University of Chicago. His research examines issues of oil and extractive resource development, infrastructure, and postcolonial sovereignty in the Anglophone Caribbean. His current book project, Deepwater Futures: Sovereignty at Risk in a Caribbean Petrostate, is an historical ethnography of fossil fuel industries and postcolonial state building in Trinidad and Tobago. His writing is featured in Current Anthropology, the Journal of Latin American and Caribbean Anthropology, and Counterpunch. Jobson is also a Mellon Mays fellow.

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