Welcome

Hi, I’m Jesse.

Writer — Editor — Social Anthropologist
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About

I write short stories, journalism, scripts and articles with a wide appeal. I also work with clients on editing, qualitative research and UX projects. Trained in social anthropology, I am an expert in understanding people, culture and trends.

I take 35mm photos that I share on Instagram. I call my feed 35mm Stories: a collection of my film images paired with short personal essays or snippets of fictional scenes.

Work

Journalism

I have written articles and essays for popular media such as The Atlantic, Monocle, The Guardian, The Art of Eating, Bon Appetit, and Roads & Kingdoms to name a few.

Here you can find a complete list of my published work.

Academic Work

I did my PhD work at the University of Sydney, where I focused on anthropology of work/employee experience and food. My research is ethnographic and community-engaged.

I’ve done fieldwork in London, San Francisco, rural Australia, Italy and upstate Vermont. I’ve been on farms, inside corporate offices, homes, universities and public spaces. I use qualitative methods and have a special interest in incorporating photography, audio/video recordings and storytelling into my work.

I regularly speak at conferences and share my findings in creative ways, including through photography and publications.

Photography

This is a selection of some favorite 35mm photos.

Contact

Questions, comments, business propositions? Want to say hello? Get in touch.