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The Curtis Institute of Music, which Jason Kaufman attended.
Harvard College, Cambridge, MA 02138, United States
Harvard College, where Jason Kaufman received his Bachelor of Arts degree.
Princeton University, Princeton, NJ 08544, United States
Princeton University, where Jason Kaufman received his Master of Arts and Doctor of Philosophy degrees.
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William James College, where Jason Kaufman received his master's degree.
(The Golden Age of Fraternity was a unique time in America...)
The Golden Age of Fraternity was a unique time in American history. Joining clubs, fraternities, militias, and mutual benefit societies between the Civil and First World Wars was so prevalent that many contemporaries see it as a model for a revitalization of American civil society today. Relying on extensive analysis of city directories, club histories, and membership lists, For the Common Good? aims to dispel many of the myths about the curative powers of clubbing while bringing to light the hidden lessons therein.
(Why do the United States and Canada have such divergent p...)
Why do the United States and Canada have such divergent political cultures when they share one of the closest economic and cultural relationships in the world? Canadians and Americans consistently disagree over issues such as the separation of church and state, the responsibility of government for the welfare of everyone, the relationship between federal and subnational government, and the right to marry a same-sex partner or to own an assault rifle. In this wide-ranging work, Jason Kaufman examines the North American political landscape to draw out the essential historical factors that underlie the countries' differences. He discusses the earliest European colonies in North America and the Canadian reluctance to join the American Revolution.
Jason Kaufman began his studies at Harvard College in 1989 and graduated magna cum laude with a Bachelor of Arts degree in social studies in 1993. Then he entered Princeton University, where he obtained a Master of Arts degree in 1996 and a Doctor of Philosophy degree in 1999, both in sociology. He also attended the Curtis Institute of Music in 1998-1999. Later from 2015 till 2017, he studied at William James College and got a master's degree in clinical mental health counseling with an area of emphasis on couples and family therapy.
Jason Kaufman began his career as an educator. He joined Princeton University as a lecturer in sociology while studying there and worked in the position from 1998 till 1999. Then, for nearly a decade, he taught history, politics, and popular culture at Harvard University, where he was an assistant professor of sociology from July 1999 till 2003, the year he became an associate professor of social sciences. In that capacity, he was engaged in the study of Canadian politics, particularly in reference to the United States and the United Kingdom.
In July 2008 he became a research fellow of the Berkman Klein Center for Internet & Society. He researched social networks and online spaces via the longitudinal study of American college students' Facebook.com profiles. He was a principal investigator, and his part of the project focused on the connection between tastes and ties, or the link between facebookers' favorite books, movies, and music and the structure of their social networks.
During his teaching and research career, Kaufman wrote two books, For the Common Good? American Civic Life and the Golden Age of Fraternity, which examines the role of secret societies, fraternal and sororal organizations around the turn of the last century, and The Origins of Canadian and American Political Differences. He also published research on why Americans don't play cricket much, why the United States will never have a single-payer health insurance system, and how American AIDS/HIV policy diverged from previous policy precedents regarding communicable disease. He contributed to academic journals, including the American Journal of Sociology as well.
Some years later after receiving a degree in clinical mental health counseling, Kaufman became a community residence counselor at McLean Hospital in April 2015. During two years of work, he practiced DBT-informed milieu, individual, group, and family therapy in an intensive residential treatment for adult women with Borderline Personality Disorder. From May 2017 till February 2018 he provided and coordinated therapeutic services for children and families through the Massachusetts Children's Behavior Health Initiative (CBHI) program as an in-home therapist at Riverside Community Care. From March 2018 till March 2019 he was a child and family therapist for the Justice Resource Institute.
Currently, Kaufman serves as a couple and family therapist at Relatable Therapy LLC and a staff clinician at the Brookline Center for Community Mental Health. As a program manager and clinical supervisor of In-Home Therapy Program, he supervises intakes and case management, provides administrative oversight of clinical care, billing, and staffing, hires and supervises clinical staff, and coordinates with other Brookline Center teams and senior administrative staff.
(Why do the United States and Canada have such divergent p...)2009
(The Golden Age of Fraternity was a unique time in America...)2002
Kaufman is a member of the American Sociological Association. He is a board member at the Massachusetts Association for Marriage & Family Therapy.