University of Wisconsin–Madison

Jason Hopper

Graduate Student

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Cultural Anthropology

Jason Hopper is a PhD candidate in Cultural Anthropology currently doing research on contemporary art in the Himalayan kingdom of Bhutan. His dissertation project examines how contemporary art serves as a space for negotiating the relationships between the individual, the state, and society. Through this research Jason hopes to contribute to a better understanding of the creative responses to Bhutan’s unusually strong policies of cultural preservation. His research interests include: visual culture, the anthropology of ethics, alternative modernities, the state, cultural policy, Buddhism, Bhutan and the Himalayas.