Meet the Director

Dr. Antoinette T. Jackson

Antoinette T. Jackson, Ph.D.

Antoinette T. Jackson
USF, Professor,
Department of Anthropology;
National Park Service Regional Cultural Anthropologist-SE Region (2012-2016)

Ph.D., Anthropology, University of Florida
MBA, Xavier University – Cincinnati, Ohio
B.A., Computer and Information Science, Ohio State University

sociocultural and historical anthropology; identity and representation; social construction of race, class, gender, ethnicity; heritage resource management; American, African American and African Diaspora culture; ethnographic research methods; United States, Caribbean.

Interviews with Dr. Jackson

  • Dr. Antoinette Jackson is featured on A Partial Perspective with William Lucas, a graduate student at the University of South Florida. The interview is featured on Apple Podcasts and Spotify. Dr. Jackson talks about Anthropology, Critical Race Theory, and Being New Department Chair. They also discuss her latest book, Heritage, Tourism, and Race: The Other Side of Leisure (2020), discussing how Black people have historically experienced tourism and what placing Black people’s stories at the center of anthropological investigations does to enhance and put forth a Critical Race Theoretical Perspective. They also discuss her 2012 book Speaking for the Enslaved: Heritage Interpretation at Antebellum Plantation Sites, and the power of language when referencing the enslaved.
  • Listen to Oral History featuring Dr. Jackson. This interview was conducted for the Society of Black Archaeologists by Justin Dunnavant, a former graduate student at University of Florida.

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