Department of History

Jason R. Ambroise

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Office:   Atrium 204
Phone:   (973) 720-2757
Email:ambroisej@wpunj.edu
Office Hours:   By Appointment

Department: History
Position: Associate Professor
Area Specialization: US History, History of Science, Black Studies

Jason R. Ambroise is an Associate Professor in the Department of History at William Paterson University. His research fields include the history of “race” as the status-organizing principle of Western modernity; its intersection with other socio-human discourses of Western-modernity; the history of biocentrism as a natural-scientific and socio-human discourse; and the history of the (Western) human sciences. His teaching fields include nineteenth- and twentieth-century US history, the history of science, and Black Studies.  In addition to published essays, Ambroise is the recent co-editor of the essay collection Black Knowledges/Black Struggles: Essays in Critical Epistemology (2015).  He is currently working on a book-length manuscript titled Instituting Order: On the Formation of Criminology in the US.  Ambroise is the recipient of several prestigious fellowships from the Woodrow Wilson National Fellowship Foundation, the Ford Foundation, and the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation. 

 

Education

PhD, History--University of California at Berkeley, 2006.

MA, History--University of California at Berkeley, 2000

AB, History--Stanford University, 1994

 

Selected Publications

co-editor with Sabine Broeck. Black Knowledges/Black Struggles: Essays in Critical Epistemology. Liverpool, UK: Liverpool University Press, 2015.

co-author with Sabine Broeck. “Black Knowledges/Black Struggles: An Introduction” in Black Knowledges/Black Struggles: Essays in Critical Epistemology, eds. Jason R. Ambroise and Sabine Broeck. Liverpool, UK: Liverpool University Press, 2015: 1-20.

“Ethno-Class Man and the Inscription of ‘the Criminal’: On the Formation of Criminology in the USA,” in Black Knowledges/Black Struggles: Essays in Critical Epistemology, eds. Jason R. Ambroise and Sabine Broeck. Liverpool, UK: Liverpool University Press, 2015: 68-111.

Biocentrism, Neo-Ptolemaicism, and E. O. Wilson’s Consilience: A Contemporary Example of ‘Saving the Phenomenon’ of Man, in the Name of the Human,” in After Man, the Human: Critical Essays on the Thought of Sylvia Wynter, ed. Anthony Bogues. Kingston, Jamaica; Miami, FL: Ian Randle Publishers, 2006: 209-236.

“Rethinking ‘Race’: Biocentrism and the Origins of Our Times,” in Crossroutes—The Meanings of “Race” for the 21st Century, eds. Sabine Broeck and Paola Boi. Münster, Germany; London, England: LIT Verlag, 2003: 41-66.

 

Fellowships

Woodrow Wilson National Fellowship Foundation’s Career Development Fellowshipfor Junior Faculty, 2007-2008

Irving McCormac Graduate Scholarship, University of California at Berkeley, 2002-
2003

Graduate Opportunities Program Dissertation Fellowship, University of California at
Berkeley, 2001-2002

Ford Foundation Predoctoral Fellowship, 1995-1998

Mellon Fellowship in Humanistic Studies (Declined), 1995

Mellon-Mays Undergraduate Fellowship, 1992-1994