Jack Dunnington is a graduate of Grinnell College & Phi Beta Kappa scholar with a B.A. in Studio Art and Anthropology. His research is oriented primarily around cultural dynamics of religious communities. Recent work includes ethnographic writing on Episcopal churches in Iowa, and a thesis comparing religious and cultural adaptation to drought in the American west between Ancestral Puebloan populations in the Chacoan regional system 900 – 1350 CE and Dust Bowl farmers in the United States 1970-1930 CE.
Jack’s anthropological research informs his artistic practice as well, prompting investigations through various media into speculative worlds which challenge western scientific and historical narratives.