Office: Atrium 204
Areas of Specialization: U.S. History (19th century to the present); History of Science; Black Studies
Jason R. Ambroise received his PhD in History from the University of California at Berkeley. He is co-editor of the essay collection Black Knowledges/Black Struggles: Essays in Critical Epistemology (Liverpool University Press, 2015), which explores the interwoven nature of social and intellectual movements for human emancipation. His current book project is under the working title Order and Condemnation: Criminology and the Formation of Late Modern United States. He teaches courses on topics in U.S. history; history of science; Black intellectual and social history; the history of “race” (and its intersectionality with class, gender, and sexuality); the history of criminology and criminal justice; modern global history; and “Big” (human) history.
Select Publications and Ongoing Projects:
Order and Condemnation: Criminology and the Formation of Late Modern United States (ongoing)
co-editor of Sylvia Wynter, “That the Future May Finally Commence”: Essays for Our Human’s Sake, 1984-2015 (ongoing)
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.
- Woodrow Wilson National Fellowship Foundation’s Career Development Fellowship for 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