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Jessica Lucas

  • MA Visual Anthropology
  • Corporate Anthropologist/ KTP Associate
  • University of Kent School of Anthropology and Conservation
  • 2Followers
  • 2Following

Research interests

participatory researchcritical theoryimmigration lawasylumteaching and learningM&Etranslational research

About

Jessica has taken full advantage of opportunities to supplement her studies throughout her academic career, including participation in internships and study or presentation of her work in many international venues. In 2008, Jessica conducted ethnographic and quantitative research and analysis on vendor and consumer perceptions of authenticity and involvement in the conceptualization of Samoan handicraft products through the Mellon Summer Research Grant in the Humanities and Social Sciences. Her paper was accepted to the 2009 Association of Consumer Research Asia-Pacific Conference in Hyderabad, India. Jessica also carried out documentary photographic studies of Bozo fishermen in and around Bamako, Mali in 2008, working alongside Malian photographer Fatoumata Diabaté. The preliminary product of this work was displayed as a joint show with Ms. Diabate at l’Institut National des Arts in Bamako in November. Jessica mounted a solo exhibition of this work, "Bozo: Les Pêcheurs du Mali (Fishermen of Mali)" at Austin College in April 2009. In May 2009, Jessica completed her undergraduate degree magna cum laude with a double major in Fine Arts and Anthropology (concentrations in photography and visual cultural anthropology). In September 2010, she completed her Masters degree in Visual Anthropology at the University of Kent in Canterbury, England.

Followers (2)

  • Jesse Mertens

    Jesse Mertens

  • Daniela Peluso

    Daniela PelusoUniversity of Kent School of Anthropology and Conservation

Following (2)

  • Jesse Mertens

    Jesse Mertens

  • Daniela Peluso

    Daniela PelusoUniversity of Kent School of Anthropology and Conservation

Professional experience

Corporate Anthropologist/ KTP Associate

School of Anthropology & Conservation, University of Kent

January 2011 - Present

Guest Lecturer

School of Anthropology & Conservation, University of Kent

November 2010 - Present

Education history

MSc Global Health

Maastricht University

September 2012

MA Visual Anthropology

University of Kent

September 2009 - September 2010(a year)

BA Fine Arts, Anthropology

Austin College

August 2005 - May 2009(4 years)