Affiliated Institutions

Brooklyn College, CUNY

BA English University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign (1997) MA Africana Studies New York University (2002) PhD Anthropology The Graduate Center of the City University of New York (2013)

Areas of Research

Globalization, Ethics, Aesthetics


Sammons, Edward. “Much Too Much Selfishness: Keeping Neoliberalism at a Distance in Rural Jamaica.” Small Axe: A Caribbean Platform of Criticism. In Press.



My dissertation explored the impact of neoliberal economic reforms on the moral economy prevailing among rural Jamaicans. I'm currently developing book manuscript based on this research, focusing on transformations in the locally resonant definition of freedom ranging from its foundation in the pre-abolition era. My newest research project now underway investigates circulation and reception of Nigerian and Ghanaian (Nollywood) cinema in rural Jamaica.