John L. Jackson, Jr., 2005–2006 | National Humanities Center

John L. Jackson, Jr. (NHC Fellow, 2005–06)

Project Title

Black Judah: Race, Gender, and the Twelve Tribes of Transnationalism

Duke University

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Fellowship Work Summary, 2005–06

John L. Jackson, Jr. began work on a book on racial paranoia (under contract with Basic Books), and two journal articles and another book on the Black Hebrews. In addition, he produced a 20-minute documentary film about theologian Howard Thurman and his legacy in central Florida. Jackson has accepted a new position as Richard Perry University Associate Professor of Communication and Anthropology at the Annenberg School for Communication at the University of Pennsylvania.