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Political Economy

Jennifer Hubbert

Associate Professor of Anthropology, Department Chair

J.R. Howard Hall

 

Specialty

China

Teaching

Power and Resistance
Anthropology of Print Media
The Social Life of Policy
Theory through Ethnography
Chinese Culture through Film
Pacific Rim Cities
Ethnographic Research Methods
Introduction to Cultural Anthropology
Senior Thesis

Professional Experience

2017-present   Chair, Department of Sociology and Anthropology, Lewis & Clark College.

2014-present   Associate Professor, Department of Sociology and Anthropology and Department of Asian Studies, Lewis & Clark College.

2016                Interim Chair, Department of Sociology and Anthropology, Lewis & Clark College.

2012-2016       Director, East Asian Studies, Lewis & Clark College.

2008-2014       Assistant Professor, Department of Sociology and Anthropology and Department of East Asian Studies, Lewis & Clark College.

2004-2008       Visiting Assistant Professor, Department of Sociology and Anthropology, Lewis & Clark College.

2000-2004       Adjunct Assistant Professor, Department of Sociology and Anthropology, Lewis & Clark College.

 

Research

Jennifer’s research over the years has covered a wide range of topics that broadly revolve around the contested nature of public culture and state-society relations in China. This has included research on the Beijing Olympics and Shanghai Expo, and most recently, on China’s Confucius Institute program. She is currently beginning a new project on the gig economy in the United States and China. Lewis & Clark was her first job out of graduate school and she plans on staying here forever.  
Publications

Books

Forthcoming China in the World: An Anthropology of Confucius Institutes, Soft Power, and Globalization. University of Hawai’i Press.


Articles and Chapters

2017.  The Biopolitics of Gratitude and Equivalence: Debt, Exchange, and Disaster Politics. Verge: Studies in Global Asia. 3(1):162-188.

2017.  Back to the Future: The Politics of Culture at the Shanghai Expo. International Journal of Cultural Studies 20(1): 48-64.

2015.  “We’re Not THAT Kind of Developing Country”: Environmental Awareness in Contemporary China.  In Sustainability as Myth and Practice, Gary McConogh, Melissa Checker, and Cindy Isenhour, eds. Pp. 29-53.  Cambridge University Press.

2014.  Appropriating Iconicity: Why Tank Man Still Matters. Visual Anthropology Review 30(2): 114-126.

2014.  Ambiguous States: Confucius Institutes and Chinese Soft Power in the American Classroom. PoLAR: Political and Legal Anthropology Review 37(2): 329-349.

2014.  Authenticating the Nation: Confucius Institutes and Soft Power. In Confucius Institutes and the Globalization of China’s Soft Power, R.S. Zaharna, Jennifer Hubbert and Falk Hartig. Pp. 33-46. Figueroa Press. (Reprinted in Rising Soft Power: China. USC Center on Public Diplomacy, 2016.)

2014.  The Darfur Olympics:  Global Citizenship and the 2008 Beijing Olympic Games. positions: east asia culture critique 22(1): 203-236.

2013.  Of Menace and Mimicry: The 2008 Beijing Olympics. Modern China 39(4): 408-437.

2010.  Spectacular Productions: Community and Commodity in the Beijing Olympics. City & Society 22(1): 119-142.

2009.   Reclaiming Authority: The Politics of Lost Privilege in Contemporary China.  In China in an Era of Transition:  Understanding State and Society Actors. Reza Hasmath and Jennifer Hsu, eds. Pp. 5-23. Palgrave Macmillan.

2007.  Serving the Past on a Platter:  Consuming the Cultural Revolution in Contemporary China.  In The Restaurants Book: Ethnographies of Where We Eat. David Sutton and David Beriss, eds. Pp. 79-96.  Berg Press.

2006.  (Re)Collecting Mao:  Memory and Fetish in Contemporary China.  American Ethnologist 33(2): 145-161.

2005.  Revolution Is a Dinner Party:  Cultural Revolution Restaurants in Contemporary China. The China Review 5(2): 123-148.

2003.  Signs of the Modern:  Intellectual Authority, Pain and Pleasure in Reform China. In Trans-Pacific Relations:  America, Europe, and Asia in the Twentieth Century.  Richard Jensen, Jon Davidann, and Yoneyuki Sugita, eds. Pp. 269-291. Praeger Publishers.

 

 

Academic Credentials

Ph.D. 1999, M.A. 1994 Cornell University, M.A. 1987, B.A. 1986 Stanford University

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Jennifer Hubbert’s office is located in room 364 of JR Howard.

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Jennifer Hubbert Associate Professor of Anthropology, Department Chair

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