Dr. Jara M. Carrington
University of North Texas
Anthropology
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Education

PhD, University Of New Mexico, 2017.
Major: Anthropology
MA, University Of North Texas, 2007.
Major: Applied Anthropology
BA, University Of North Texas, 2004.
Major: Psychology

Professional Positions

Academic - Post-Secondary
Lecturer, University of North Texas. (August 1, 2018 – Present).
Lecturer, 1 Year Appointment, University of North Texas. (August 1, 2017August 1, 2018).
Adjunct Professor, University of North Texas. (August 2016May 2017).
Adjunct Professor, Monmouth University. (August 2014May 2015).

Development Activities Attended

Workshop,"Eagle Dreamer Mentorship Program," UNT Multicultural Center and Department of Anthropology, United States of America. (January 2022).

Seminar,"Moving from Affirmation to Liberation: Supporting Queer and Trans Resilience and Challenging Heterosexism at UNT," UNT Anti-Bias and Cultural Awareness Program, United States of America. (May 12, 2021).

Seminar,"Remote Teaching in COVID Training," Non-Tenure Track Faculty Network, United States of America. (2020).

Workshop,"Pride Alliance Training," UNT Pride Alliance, United States of America. (September 2019).

Continuing Education Program,"Faculty First Flight," University of North Texas, Denton, TX, United States of America. (August 30, 2018May 15, 2019).

Seminar,"2018 University Forum on Teaching & Learning," UNT/Center for Learning Enhancement Assessment and Redesign, Denton, TX, United States of America. (April 17, 2018).

Teaching

Teaching Experience

University of North Texas
ANTH 1010, Introduction to Anthropology, 1 course.
ANTH 1150, World Cultures Through Film, 1 course.
ANTH 2200, Gender in Cross Cultural Perspective, 1 course.
ANTH 2300, Culture and Society, 23 courses.
ANTH 3101, American Culture and Society, 2 courses.
ANTH 4210, Culture and Human Sexuality, 3 courses.
ANTH 4300, Migrants and Refugees, 11 courses.
ANTH 4310, Citizenship, Borders and Belonging in the United States, 1 course.
ANTH 4500, Language and Culture, 1 course.
ANTH 4550, Race, Ethnicity, and Identity, 6 courses.
ANTH 4701, Topics in Sociocultural Anthropology, 6 courses.
ANTH 4900, Special Problems, 8 courses.
ANTH 4920, Cooperative Education in Anthropology, 4 courses.
ANTH 4951, Honors College Capstone Thesis, 1 course.
ANTH 5031, Ethnographic and Qualitative Methods, 1 course.
ANTH 5050, Preparation for Practice and the Applied Thesis, 5 courses.
ANTH 5700, Topics in Sociocultural Anthropology, 2 courses.
ANTH 5900, Special Problems, 7 courses.
ANTH 5950, Applied Thesis, 3 courses.
WGST 3100, LGBTQ Studies, 1 course.
WGST 4260, Topics in Women's and Gender Studies, 1 course.

Directed Student Learning

Master's Thesis Committee Co-Chair, Anthropology. (November 8, 2021 – Present).

Supervised Research, Anthropology. (August 2021 – Present).

Supervised Research Chair, Anthropology. (August 2021 – Present).

Master's Thesis Committee Member, Anthropology. (May 2021 – Present).

Master's Thesis Committee Co-Chair, Anthropology. (November 2020 – Present).

Undergraduate Honors Thesis Chair,"Partisanship in Texas and the Death Penalty," Anthropology. (June 1, 2020 – Present).

Master's Thesis Committee Co-Chair,"Focus is on entertainment business and anthropology," Anthropology. (May 13, 2020 – Present).

Supervised Research,"Focus is on museum studies and anthropology," Anthropology. (April 30, 2020 – Present).

Master's Thesis Committee Co-Chair,"Focus is on human-animal communication and culture," Anthropology. (February 7, 2020 – Present).

Master's Thesis Committee Co-Chair,"Focus is on queer community formation and utopias," Anthropology. (January 30, 2020 – Present).

Master's Thesis Committee Member,"App Stole My Gayborhood: Gentrification, Homonormativity, and the Commodification of Queer in the Era of Neoliberal Urbanism," Geography and the Environment. (March 1, 2019 – Present).

Master's Thesis Committee Member, Anthropology. (November 1, 2018 – Present).

Master's Thesis Committee Member, Anthropology. (September 15, 2018 – Present).

Master's Thesis Committee Co-Chair, Anthropology. (May 1, 2018December 2020).

Master's Thesis Committee Co-Chair, Anthropology. (October 31, 2017December 2020).

Supervised Research,"Chinese Ethnoburbs and the Integrated Ethnic Economy: A Study in Community Patterning in DFW," Anthropology. (August 21, 2019April 20, 2020).

Supervised Research,"Discipline as Treatment: Critiquing Therapeutic Governance in In-Prison Therapeutic Communities," Anthropology. (August 21, 2019April 20, 2020).

Undergraduate Honors Thesis,"The Narrative of "Threat" and its Impact on Latinos from the Rio Grande Valley," Anthropology. (August 1, 2018April 30, 2019).

Awards and Honors

Marilyn Morris Award for Outstanding Academic Contributions to LGBTQ Studies, Women's and Gender Studies Program. (April 19, 2021 – Present).

Faculty of the Month, Undergraduate Anthropology Student Association. (March 20, 2018).

Research

Published Intellectual Contributions

Book Chapter
McGuirk, S., Carrington, J. M., Cojocaru, C., Hammami, J., Zukowska, M. (2018). Centering Intersectional Politics: Queer Migrations Activism ‘After Marriage'. Queer Activism After Marriage Equality. Routledge.
Broadcast Media
Carrington, J. M. (2018). AnthroBites: Queer Anthropology. https://culanth.org/fieldsights/1543-anthrobites-queer-anthropology
Journal Article
Carrington, J. M. (2020). Rethinking NGOs: Neoliberalism, “Non-State” Actors, and the Politics of Recognition in the United States. Law and Policy. 42, 344-364.
Webpage
Carrington, J. M. (2017). Teaching Queer Anthropology. https://culanth.org/fieldsights/1005-teaching-queer-anthropology

Presentations Given

Invited Talk

Carrington, J. M. (Author & Presenter), Gender, Sexuality, and New Forms of Nationalism in Europe and the U.S., Exploring the Borders of Belonging: Gender, Sexuality, and Immigration Law/Policy in the United States., UNT International Studies, UNT Department of Anthropology, UNT Women's and Gender Studies Program, United States of America. (2019).

Carrington, J. M. (Author & Presenter), Speaking of Intersections: Accents and Actions in Women’s and Gender Studies Lecture Series, Towards a Lingua Franca: Engaging Conversations in Gender Studies and Anthropology, Women's and Gender Studies Program, University of North Texas, Denton, TX, United States of America. (2018).

Panel Presentation

Carrington, J. M. (Author & Presenter), Law and Society Association Annual Meeting, Rethinking NGOs? Non-State Actors, LGBT Rights Activism, and the Law in the United States, Law and Society Association, Washington, D.C., United States of America. (20192019).

Carrington, J. M. (Panelist), Society for Applied Anthropology, Navigating our Legacies: New Directions in Participatory Ethnographies, Santa Fe, New Mexico, United States of America. (2017).

Carrington, J. M. (Author & Presenter), American Anthropological Association, Queering Belonging or Regulating Normativity? LGBT Rights, NGOs, and the Law in the United States, Minneapolis, MN, United States of America. (2016).

Carrington, J. M. (Co-Chair), After Marriage: The Future of LGBTQ Politics and Scholarship, Centering Intersectional Politics: Queer Immigration Activism Challenges and Futures, Center for Lesbian and Gay Studies at City University of New York, New York, NY, United States of America. (2016).

Service

University Service

Faculty Mentor, Undergraduate Anthropology Student Association. (August 2020 – Present).

Director, Undergraduate Programs, Department of Anthropology. (August 2020 – Present).

Member, Women's Faculty Network Leadership Team. (August 2020 – Present).

Faculty Advisor, Leftist Unity Club. (October 2019 – Present).

Committee Member, LGBTQ Studies Curriculum Committee. (December 2018 – Present).

Committee Member, LGBTQ Studies Advisory Board. (August 2018 – Present).

Committee Member, Applied Anthropology Expo Committee. (August 30, 2017 – Present).

Committee Member, Department of Anthropology Curriculum Committee. (August 2019May 2020).

Committee Member, Committee on the Status of LGBT Faculty. (November 2018December 2019).

Committee Chair, Larry Naylor Undergraduate Scholarship Award Committee. (August 30, 2018August 15, 2019).

Committee Member, Tenure Track New Hire Search Committee. (August 30, 2018May 1, 2019).

Committee Member, Graduate Student Selection Committee. (August 30, 2017June 1, 2018).

Professional Service

Other, Society for Cultural Anthropology. (October 1, 2016January 30, 2019).

Adjudicator, Federation of North Texas Area Universities, Denton, TX. (March 23, 2018).

Committee Member, Association for Queer Anthropology, Ruth Benedict Book Prize Committee. (January 1, 2015December 30, 2017).

Public Service

Board Member, Arttitude, Dallas, TX. (March 1, 2018 – Present).

Guest Speaker, Alzheimer's Association of North Central Texas, Texas. (January 6, 2021).

Guest Speaker, City of Grand Prairie Public Library System, Texas. (October 13, 2020).

Consulting

Non-Governmental Organization (NGO), Perot Museum of Nature and Science, Dallas, TX, United States of America. (August 1, 2017November 1, 2017).