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Carlos Francisco Jackson

Dean and Professor


Carlos Jackson, wearing a black suit and shirt


Curriculum Vitae
  • MFA, Art Studio, University of California-Davis
  • MA, Visual Critical Studies, California College of the Arts
  • BS, Community and Regional Development, University of California-Davis

Carlos Francisco Jackson is dean of the Penny W. Stamps School of Art & Design. His appointment began on July 1, 2022 and runs through June 30, 2027. He is also a tenured professor of art and design at the Stamps School.

Dean Jackson is a visual artist and writer, whose work is a reflection of Chicanx art praxis, engaging community-engaged cultural practices of social justice. His work has been exhibited in national traveling exhibitions such as “Estampas de la Raza: Contemporary Mexican American Prints from the Romo Collection,” which began at the McNay Art Museum in San Antonio, Texas, and “Printing the Revolution: The Rise and Impact of Chicano Graphics, 1965-Now,” which just opened at the Smithsonian American Art Museum.

Prior to joining the Stamps School, Dean Jackson held several academic administrative roles at the University of California-Davis. Most recently, as associate dean for academic programs and planning, he managed all aspects of the undergraduate program in UC Davis’ College of Letters and Science. Also at UC Davis, Dean Jackson was the chair of the Department of Chicana/o Studies, chair of the Cultural Studies Graduate Group, and professor of Chicana/o Studies.

Dean Jackson was also the co-founding director of Taller Arte del Nuevo Amanecer, a community-based art center that was a collaborative partnership between the UC Davis Department of Chicana/o Studies and the Woodland, California community.