Graduate Student | Demography
Jesse Ezra Shircliff is a PhD student interested in labor markets, demography, and space. He has a bachelor’s degree in Sociology from Gettysburg College. From there, he studied tourism in Mongolia and Singapore, writing on the precarious work of herders involved in Mongolia tourism as well as the construction of Chinatown as an abstract and global space. His publications have appeared in Geoforum, Current Issues in Tourism, and Central Asian Survey. He is working with Dr. J. Tom Mueller to investigate the relationship between labor market concentration and material inequality. At USU, he studies quantitative and spatial analysis. Some of his current projects include an analysis of the effect of job precarity on time use, of tourists’ views on bargaining, and of the work-life balance for foreign language instructors in Japan. Outside of academia, Jesse enjoys philosophy, cooking, and hackey sack.