Jackson graduated with a B.A in English, Creative Writing from Kansas State University. While studying at K-State, his passion for film and interest in identity politics intertwined, leading him to the UT Austin film program. His current research interests include Asian-American representation in contemporary cinema, portrayals of feminism and racial stereotypes in American films, and the post-war Italian wave. Outside of academics, Jackson enjoys writing music, reading short stories, and consuming as many Netflix cooking shows as possible while continuing to remain a terrible chef.
Jackson was born in Seoul, grew up in Kansas City, and is eager to call Austin his home for the foreseeable future.