C. Jason Throop, PhD

C. Jason Throop is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Anthropology at UCLA. Prior to arriving at UCLA, Dr. Throop completed a year-long position as a Postdoctoral Research Associate in the department of Occupational Science and Occupational Therapy and the Initiative for Health, Humanity and Culture at USC. There he worked on the multi-year NIH funded Boundary Crossing Project examining the lives of African-American children suffering with severe illnesses and disabilities in urban Los Angeles. Throop’s involvement with the project was greatly informed by his previous dissertation research, which consisted of a psycho-cultural and medical anthropological study of the experiences of chronic and acute pain sufferers on the island of Yap (Waqab), Federated States of Micronesia. Generally, his research interests include: psychological and medical anthropology, phenomenology, theories of experience in anthropology, self and subjective experience, empathy, pain/emotion/sensation, temporality, anthropology of the will, Yap (Federated States of Micronesia).


The 2007 Conference