Jacob Alden Sargent is Associate Director for Instruction and Research for the Center for Digital Liberal Arts and has been affiliated faculty in the Cultural Studies Program. Jacob earned his BA in Music and Sociology from Bates College and his PhD 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. He is currently writing a memoir about masculinity, violence, and growing up as a transgender kid in the 1980s.
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