Born in 1981 in Phoenix, AZ/USA.
Jared McCormick completed his Ph.D. in Social Anthropology, with a secondary degree in Critical Media Practice, at Harvard University, Cambridge, MA/USA (2016). His MA degree was in Middle Eastern Studies from the American University of Beirut (2006), Beirut/Lebanon. He is currently a Visiting Assistant Professor of Global Studies/Anthropology at the University of Pittsburgh, PA/USA.
He has published in numerous edited collections and journals such as Arab Society and Culture: An Essential Guide, Sexuality in the Arab World, Journal of Middle East Women's Studies, and Jadaliyya. He is currently working on his book manuscript entitled: Creating a Season: Tourism, Sexuality, and Imaginations of Beirut. In addition to his academic pursuits, Jared McCormick is also the co-founder/co-director of marra.tein, an initiative that encourages innovative thought and dialog by hosting researchers & artists at a residency space in central Beirut.
He has received grants and fellowships from a range of agencies and institutions, including the ZEIT – Stiftung Ebelin und Gerd Bucerius (Germany) and Wenner-Gren Foundation (USA) for Anthropological fieldwork. For digital projects, he has received production funding from the Mellon Foundation Grant: Critical Media Practice (Harvard University, MA/USA) and History Design Studio, Hutchins Center (Harvard University, MA/USA).
Jared McCormick resides in Boston, MA/USA.