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University of Mississippi Slavery Research Group
The University of Mississippi

Jeffrey T. Jackson

Jeff JacksonAssociate Professor of Sociology
Co-chair of the University of Mississippi Slavery Research Group

508 Lamar Hall
University, MS  38677
662-915-5230  |

Ph.D, University of Texas

Teaching and Research Interests
Race & Ethnicity, Development, Globalization

My research focuses on the processes of globalization in the developing world. In particular, I am interested in the role that international development organizations–both official (such as the World Bank, USAID, and the UNDP) and non-governmental (such as CARE, Save the Children and other development NGOs)–play in the globalization process. My first book explores how these agencies actively promote various globalization agendas in the country of Honduras. As a result of my fieldwork there, I have become increasingly interested in the political dynamics of globalization. In particular, I am curious about global governance and the emergence of a world state (i.e. “global government” or what some have termed a “transnational state.”) My current project builds on the Honduran case study, by examining the patterns of official aid flows across the globe in order to trace the emergence of global governance and nation building in aid-recipient nations throughout the world.

Selected Publications

Books & Monographs
2005. The Globalizers: Development Workers in Action. Johns Hopkins University Press.

Peer Reviewed Journal Articles
2016. Barbara H. Combs, Kirsten Dellinger, Jeffrey T. Jackson, Kirk A. Johnson, Willa M. Johnson, Jodi Skipper, John Sonnett, James M. Thomas, and Critical Race Studies Group. “The Symbolic Lynching of James Meredith: A Visual Analysis and Collective Counter Narrative to Racial Domination.” Sociology of Race and Ethnicity 2 (3): 338-353. doi:10.1177/2332649215626937

2011. Minjoo Oh & Jeffrey T. Jackson. “Animal Rights vs. Cultural Rights: Exploring the Dog Meat Debate in South Korea from a World Polity Perspective.”  Journal of Intercultural Studies 32 (1): 31-56. doi:10.1080/07256868.2010.491272

Chapters in Edited Volumes
2007. Jeffrey T. Jackson & Dellinger, Kirsten A. “Volunteer Voices: Making Sense of Our Trip to the Mississippi Gulf Coast After Katrina.” In Danielle A. Hidalgo and Kristen Barber, eds., Narrating the Storm: Sociological Stories of Hurricane Katrina. Cambridge Scholars Publishing.