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.
In Summer 2010, Jason was a visiting research fellow at Tate Britain, where he completed a new online 'Object in Focus' resource on Edward Onslow Ford's The Singer and Applause.
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.
In addition, Jason is currently an advisor on the interdisciplinary Higher Education Academy Project Developing Teaching and Training for Performing Classical and Modern Plays.
Jason is also Chair of the Research Committee and a member of the Senior Management Team.
Jason is currently involved in three projects. The first, a synoptic exhibition of Victorian Sculpture, will open first at the Yale Center for British Art in Fall 2014, then at a significant London venue. He is hard at work on a new monograph, Two Arts, Fat and Thin, on Eve Kosofsky Sedgwick's work in fibre and on paper; and is co-editing, with Sarah Burnage, a new collection of essays on 'The 'British' School of Sculpture, c.1760-1830".
Jason's AHRC funded supervision includes PhDs upon:
Queer/Things, co-organised with Bob Mills and Ben Nichols
King's College, London June 2013
Queer Animals, co-organised with Bob Mills and Ben Nichols
King's College London, June 2012
On Sentimentality, co-organised with Nicola Bown
University of York, May 2011
The Here and Now: Thinking the Contemporary Across Disciplines, co-organised with Mike Savage.
University of York April 2011
Thinking Niche, co-organised with Helen Hills
University of York, May 2010
Victorian Sculpture in its Global Contexts
November 2008, NAVSA, at Yale
Mondays 2.00am-4.00pm in V/232, but please email Jason to confirm an appointment.