Christine Jeske

Christine Jeske is a professor of Cultural Anthropology at Wheaton College and author of several books, including most recently The Laziness Myth: Narratives of Work and the Good Life in South Africa. She has worked in microfinance, refugee resettlement, community development, and teaching while living in Nicaragua, China, and South Africa. She lives in an old Wisconsin farmhouse named the Sanctuary, complete with a dozen chickens, several pigs, innumerable weeds, two children, and one wonderful husband.

Hard Work and the Good Life

A vocational audit for 2021.


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