BA, MA, PhD (Cantab)
After completing a PhD in English at King's College, Cambridge, which explored ideas derived from Victorian evolutionary theory and molecular physics in W.B. Yeats's prose, Jason has been a research fellow at the Henry Moore Institute for the Study in Sculpture in Leeds and at the Yale Center for British Art, and a Henry Moore Foundation Post-Doctoral Research Fellow at the University of York.
Having previously co-directed the Sculpture Studies Research School and directed the British Art Research School, Jason is now Director of the University's Interdisciplinary Centre for Modern Studies. Jason is also a member of the History/History of Art Executive Committee.
Jason is also Chair of the Research Committee and a member of the Senior Management Team.
- British sculpture, c. 1769-1940: Global Contexts
- Queer Theory, especially Eve Kosofsky Sedgwick
- Animal studies
- World systems/complex systems and other theories of cosmopolitanism and ecology
- The Victorian polar world
Jason is currently involved in the final stages of curating a synoptic exhibition of Victorian Sculpture, will open first at the Yale Center for British Art in Fall 2014, and then at Tate Britain in Winter 2015.
- AHRC award for Displaying Victorian Sculpture
In Autumn 2009, Jason was awarded a c.£410,000 AHRC award, as the co-investigator, with Professor Michael Hatt at the University of Warwick, of a major three-year research project, Displaying Victorian Sculpture. The project, which is also in collaboration with the Yale Center for British Art, focuses on the ubiquitous display of sculpture in 19th-century Britain and its colonies, and will culminate in the first synoptic exhibition of Victorian sculpture anywhere in the world. The project funds Claire Jones, as a post-doctoral research fellow, and Gabriel Williams and Eoin Martin, as doctoral students.
Jason's AHRC funded supervision includes PhDs upon:
- The problem of allegory in British sculpture, 1750-1850
- Gothic Revival Sculpture
- Sculpture at the Victorian International Exhibitions
- Sculpture in the Princess Louise Circle
- Sculpture in Victorian South Kensington
- Victoria, Albert and Sculpture
- Sculpture in the Circum-Atlantic World: Herbert Ward’s Congolese Bronzes in Europe and America 1884-present
- Visualizing: Victorian Women Artists
- Sculpture and the Decorative Arts in Nineteenth-Century France
- The Life and Work of Simeon Solomon after his Arrest
- The Arts and Crafts Object
- Stained Glass at the Great Exhibitions