Jacob Sargent

Jacob Alden Sargent
Associate Director, Instruction & Research, CDLA
B.A., Bates College; Ph.D., University of Virginia
Appointed In: 
220 Academic Commons

Jacob Alden Sargent is Associate Director for Instruction and Research for the CDLA and affiliated faculty in the Cultural Studies Program.

Jacob earned his BA in Music and Sociology from Bates College and his Ph.D. in Sociology from the University of Virginia where he published articles on labor and technology in knowledge and culture industries. He brings a background in sociology and faculty development to Oxy where he manages instructional and co-curricular programs for information literacy in the context of institutional transformation. He most recently taught courses on the history of liberal arts education, where students did hands on research in the college archive, and on gender identities, where students critically examined what it means to quantify human identities and behaviors.