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Assistant Professor of Anthropology and Media, Society, and the Arts, Purchase College, State University of New York

Bosch Fellow in Public Policy - Class of Fall 2015

Jason Pine is an assistant professor of anthropology and media, society and the arts at Purchase College, State University of New York. In his first book, The Art of Making Do in Naples (2012), he examined how underemployed aspiring singers become entangled with the Camorra, the region’s powerful and volatile organized crime networks.


Pine earned his PhD at the University of Texas at Austin in 2005 and has taught at the University of Naples, The New School, and the University of Missouri at Columbia. His academic work has been supported by the John C. Haas Fellowship, Chemical Heritage Foundation; Peter and Bette Fishbein Award; the University Seminars at Columbia University; Rockefeller Foundation Bellagio Center; US Department of Justice; and the Wenner-Gren Foundation.

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