Jason R. Mancini

Board Member

Dr. Jason Mancini joined CT Humanities as Executive Director in 2018. At CTH, he is focused on strengthening organizational partnerships, engaging diverse audiences, and anchoring Connecticut’s placemaking, public history, and integrative digital initiatives. He holds a Ph.D. in anthropology from the University of Connecticut with expertise in the archaeology and ethnohistory of New England. Jason is also co-founder of Akomawt Educational Initiative and the former Executive Director of the Mashantucket Pequot Museum and Research Center. During the past 30 years, he has worked with tribes and indigenous peoples of southern New England, Alaska, Hawai’i, and New Zealand.  He is an ally to these communities and works to build awareness of indigenous rights and histories within non-Native contexts.  His academic interests include indigenous social networks, maritime labor, and migration; indigenous citizenship and political activism; and reindigenizing public history and education.

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