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Saint Petersburg, FL
St. Petersburg, FL
Bios: Jay Sokolovsky is Emeritus Professor of Anthropology at the University of South Florida St. Petersburg. He is a cultural anthropologist with specialties in the anthropology of the life course and aging, psychological/medical anthropology, the globalization of indigenous Mexico, urban anthropology and video documentation. He has done applied research on chronic health disease control in Croatia, support systems for former psychiatric hospital patients and homeless in New York City; researched community gardens in New York City; trained physicians specialized training in geriatric health; evaluated efforts of the Census Bureau to count the homeless in Baltimore, MD, and improving health care for dementia patients and their families in Tampa. Florida. In 2013 he was awarded the Textor Award for Anticipatory Anthropology awarded by the American Anthropological Association for his pioneering research and publications in the anthropology of aging and the creation of the first full multimedia enabled ethnographic book in anthropology. He is the author of numerous articles and five books including: The Cultural Context of Aging, 4th edition 2020, Indigenous Mexico Engages the 21st Century (2015) and Old Men of the Bowery (1989).
Area(s) of Training
anthropology, applied anthropology, cultural anthropology, ethnography, medical anthropology, psychology, public health
Area(s) of Expertise
Social Networks; urban environments; indigenous mexico, life course and late life
Most Recent Degree
Current Area of Employment