Ian Breckenridge-Jackson

PhD Candidate in Sociology, University of California, Riverside

Ian Breckenridge-Jackson specializes in gender, race, and class inequality with an emphasis in social movements and volunteer tourism.

Ian was awarded a National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellowship and a grant from the UC Center for New Racial Studies for his work studying volunteerism and activism in New Orleans following Hurricane Katrina.

His work has appeared in Policy Matters, the Routledge International Handbook of World-Systems Analysis, the second edition of Men Speak Out: Views on Gender, Sex, and Power, and the Handbook of Social Movements across Latin America (forthcoming).

He is a co-founder and executive director of the Lower Ninth Ward Living Museum in New Orleans, an entirely free and volunteer-run museum and oral history project dedicated the Lower Ninth Ward, which continues to struggle against its erasure nearly ten years after Hurricane Katrina. The mission of the Lower Ninth Ward Living Museum is to promote community empowerment through remembering the past, sharing stories of the present, and planning for the future.

Experience

  • –present
    PhD candidate in Sociology, University of California, Riverside