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Jeff Jackson

Associate Director of Research Initiatives Neubauer Collegium for Culture and Society


Jeff Jackson

As Associate Director of Research Initiatives, Jeff Jackson oversees faculty-led research projects and the Visiting Fellows program at the Neubauer Collegium. His work includes advising prospective submissions for Neubauer Collegium funding, collaborating with project leads on research plans and budgets, managing the annual Neubauer Collegium application and review process for new funding proposals, and supervising the appointment of Visiting Fellows. Jeff earned his BA, MA, and PhD in Political Science from UCLA and is the author of Equality Beyond Debate: John Dewey’s Pragmatic Idea of Democracy (Cambridge, 2018). He has also published numerous articles and essays resulting from his scholarly research in journals such as Political Theory, Polity, Constellations, and Democratic Theory. Jeff spent four years as a member of the Society of Fellows in the Liberal Arts at the University of Chicago, where he taught courses in the Social Sciences Core curriculum for students in the College. He has also previously taught as a Lecturer in the Department of Political Science at UCLA and is currently a Lecturer at UChicago’s Harris School of Public Policy, where he teaches a master’s level course on technology, ethics, and politics. Before joining the Neubauer Collegium he served as Associate Director of UChicago’s Master of Science in Computational Analysis and Public Policy program.