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Jason Jakaitis

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Department: Communication

Phone: 415-238-2243

Office: Sichel Hall 105D

Office Hours: NA

Professional Overview

Jason Jakaitis is an Assistant Professor in the Communication Department. A creator of mixed-media and poetic documentaries, his work explores themes of illness and disability. Jason’s documentary Mothersbane won the Jury Prize at the 2011 SXSW Film Festival. He previously served as Director of Independent Media at the Bay Area Video Coalition, where he supervised community storytelling programs, including San Francisco’s Public Access Television Station and the National Media Maker Fellowship.


BA, English: University of Puget Sound

MA, Communication: University of North Carolina - Chapel Hill

MFA, Cinema: San Francisco State University