Jacqueline Adams

Jacqueline Adams is a sociologist and project scientist at the Center for Jewish Studies. Her scholarship focuses on the ways in which people cope with persecution and undermine the government that oppresses them. She is conducting research on Jewish refugee flight from France to Spain in the 1930s and 1940s, and on persons who helped the refugees in both countries. She has also worked on the resistance and survival strategies of impoverished and persecuted Chileans under the dictatorship of General Pinochet; on transnational networks of solidarity; and on collective art-making and selling abroad as processes through which networks of resistance develop and solidarity is expressed. Her publications include Surviving Dictatorship: A Work of Visual Sociology, published by Routledge, and Art against Dictatorship: Making and Exporting Arpilleras under Pinochet, published by the University of Texas Press. She serves on the editorial board of Comparative Cultural Studies: European and Latin American Cultural Perspectives and has served on the editorial boards of the Journal of Contemporary Ethnography and Sociological Perspectives. She was educated at the University of Cambridge and the University of Essex, where she earned a Ph.D. in Sociology.