Dr. Jara Carrington (she/they) | Women's & Gender Studies

Dr. Jara Carrington (she/they)

Director of Undergraduate Programs and Senior Lecturer, Department of Anthropology

Dr. Jara M. Carrington (she/they) is a Senior Lecturer and Director of Undergraduate Programs in the Department of Anthropology, and is affiliated faculty with the Women's and Gender Studies Program at the UNT. Jara completed their PhD in Anthropology at the University of New Mexico, with a focus on feminist and queer anthropology. Their teaching and research interests explore the multiple ways that intersecting hierarchies of sexuality, gender, race, class, and immigration status shape both the structural conditions and lived experiences of citizenship and belonging in the United States. Their most recent article, "Rethinking NGOs: Neoliberalism, Non-State Actors, and the Politics of Recognition in the United States," critically analyzes the role that NGOs increasingly play in progressive social movements in a neoliberal context. They are also co-author of a chapter "Centering Intersectional Politics: Queer Migrations Activism 'After Marriage,'" which was published in a ground-breaking series of edited volumes focused on future directions for queer activism in the United States. Jara's most recent project is focused on collecting, archiving, and making public the diverse histories of LGBTQ persons living in Texas.