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Overview

  • I received my Ph.D. in Cultural Anthropology from Brandeis University in 2009.   My research was in Oaxaca, Mexico, where I was interested in a growing urban middle class—more specifically in the intersection of gendered ideals and ideas about work.  In Oaxaca, I focused on the ways in which female teachers negotiated their personal identities as professional women with idealized notions of motherhood in both Oaxaca and Mexico.  Since my research in Oaxaca, I have shifted my interests more locally—particularly to the lives and experiences of refugees in NH.  I was Project Manager for the film Uprooted: Heartache and Hope in NH (2010), produced by the Center for Humanities at UNH, and since then, I have been a Humanities-to-go Presenter for NH Humanities Council, acting as discussant and facilitator for the film.  In addition, I was the Humanities Expert for the World Council of NH’s film, Refugees of Shangri-La, about Bhutanese refugees in NH and the US (2013-2014). My next research project is a follow up film to Uprooted, as I continue to work to share the stories of NH’s refugees.  I teach a variety of classes including: Introduction to Cultural Anthropology, Anthropology of Gender and Sexuality, Peoples and Cultures of Latin America, Medical Anthropology, and Applied Anthropology.  I am constantly honing my teaching practices, which focus on open pedagogy and engaged learning strategies, and am excited to be a University of New Hampshire Open Educational Resource (OER) Ambassador for 2016-2017.
  • Teaching Activities

  • Applied Anthropology Taught course 2019
  • Global Perspectives:Intro Anth Taught course 2019
  • Global Perspectives:Intro Anth Taught course 2019
  • Rsrch Exp/Anthropology Taught course 2019
  • Global Perspectives:Intro Anth Taught course 2018 - 2019
  • Global Perspectives:Intro Anth Taught course 2018
  • Peoples & Cultures/Latin Amer Taught course 2018
  • Rsrch Exp/Anthropology Taught course 2018
  • Special Topic/Migration Taught course 2018
  • Applied Anthropology Taught course 2018
  • Global Perspectives:Intro Anth Taught course 2018
  • Global Perspectives:Intro Anth Taught course 2018
  • Internship Taught course 2018
  • Global Perspectives:Intro Anth Taught course 2017 - 2018
  • Global Perspectives:Intro Anth Taught course 2017
  • Global Perspectives:Intro Anth Taught course 2017
  • Honors/Medicine & Culture Taught course 2017
  • Global Perspectives:Intro Anth Taught course 2017
  • Applied Anthropology Taught course 2017
  • Global Perspectives:Intro Anth Taught course 2017
  • Global Perspectives:Intro Anth Taught course 2017
  • Global Perspectives:Intro Anth Taught course 2016 - 2017
  • Global Perspectives:Intro Anth Taught course 2016
  • Global Perspectives:Intro Anth Taught course 2016
  • Honor Symp/Healthy Communities Taught course 2016
  • Honors/Medicine & Culture Taught course 2016
  • Global Perspectives:Intro Anth Taught course 2016
  • Applied Anthropology Taught course 2016
  • Global Perspectives:Intro Anth Taught course 2016
  • Global Perspectives:Intro Anth Taught course 2016
  • Internship Taught course 2016
  • Reading and Research Taught course 2016
  • Global Perspectives:Intro Anth Taught course 2015 - 2016
  • Honor Symp/Healthy Communities Taught course 2015
  • Honors/Medicine & Culture Taught course 2015
  • Internship Taught course 2015
  • Medical Anth:Illness & Healing Taught course 2015
  • Peoples&Cultures/Latin America Taught course 2015
  • Global Perspectives:Intro Anth Taught course 2015
  • Applied Anthropology Taught course 2015
  • Global Perspectives:Intro Anth Taught course 2015
  • Global Perspectives:Intro Anth Taught course 2015
  • Global Perspectives:Intro Anth Taught course 2014 - 2015
  • Global Perspectives:Intro Anth Taught course 2014
  • Global Perspectives:Intro Anth Taught course 2014
  • Peoples&Cultures/Latin America Taught course 2014
  • Global Perspectives:Intro Anth Taught course 2014
  • Global Perspectives:Intro Anth Taught course 2014
  • Global Perspectives:Intro Anth Taught course 2014
  • Global Perspectives:Intro Anth Taught course 2014
  • Peoples & Cultures/Latin Amer Taught course 2014
  • Global Perspectives:Intro Anth Taught course 2013 - 2014
  • Education And Training

  • B.A. Anthropology, Bowdoin College
  • B.A. Women's Studies, Brandeis University
  • Ph.D. Anthropology, Brandeis University
  • Full Name

  • Sara Withers