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Associate Professor
Anthropology • International Affairs

HALE 350, 233 UCB

Carla Jones’ primary research situates theoretical questions about gender, class and subjectivity in the context of contemporary urban Indonesia. Specifically, she is interested in how large-scale state agendas that position women citizens in the domestic sphere intersect with capitalist celebrations of consumer desire.  Her newest research addresses debates about mass consumer culture and Islamic commodities in Indonesia.

Jones is co-PI, with Professor Ruth Mas of the Department of Religious Studies, of a six-person University of Colorado seed grant analyzing transnational conceptions of Islamic community. This project concluded with a culminating conference on the CU campus, held 23-26 October, 2008.

Special interests include: Globalization, subjectivity, materiality, governmentality, critical gender theory, mass media, and consumption.