About

Researcher in religion, ethnographic method, and fitting 16 synthesizers into a 200 sq ft apartment // Masters in Theological Studies // Odd dulcimer enthusiast

Theology, ethnography, and politics.

Jackson Wolford is a student of religion, ethnography, and the ancient art of trying to fit 16 synthesizers into a 215 square foot D.C. apartment. He earned–or at least, received–a master’s of Theological Studies from Candler School of Theology at Emory University. He currently works at a think tank in Washington, D.C., mostly as a researcher for several different book projects.

Jackson’s (can I say my? is first person allowed? we all know I don’t have someone else setting up this website, right?) research work focuses mostly on the intersection of:

  • the messy, grounded business of ethnographic method;
  • the messier, often entirely un-grounded business of politics;
  • and loudly insisting that all of this has something to do with Catholic theology, especially models of relationality expressed in Trinitarian and sacramental thinking.

If you really want to, you can find him/me in the acknowledgments of the book The Decadent Society, which is online in the Amazon Kindle format, meaning that his being is diffused across the internet now, and lives distributed across all of your most treasured internet-accessible devices.

Sometime prior to all of this, he/I/the-distributed-digital-entity-known-as-Jackson Wolford also graduated from the University of Virginia with focuses on Socio-Cultural Anthropology and Playwriting.