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sarah taylor

Sarah Taylor

College of Natural and Behavioral Sciences

Department of Anthropology

Associate Professor and Chair

310-243-3568

Website: www.sarahruthtaylor.com

Education:

Ph.D.2012 Anthropology
University at Albany, SUNY
M.A.2008Applied Anthropology
California State University, Long Beach
B.A.2006Anthropology and Latin American Studies
California State University, Chico

 

Research Interests:

Yucatán, Maya ethnology, political ecology and land use, critical development studies, agrarian reform and socioeconomic adaptation, community-based conservation strategies and natural resource management, tourism, gender and household production, ethnographic film, applied anthropology, and participatory research design.

 

Representative Publications:

Books

2018      Taylor, Sarah R. On Being Maya and Getting By: Heritage Politics and Community Development in Yucatán. Boulder, CO: University Press of Colorado.        

Peer Reviewed Journal Articles

2020      Taylor, Sarah R. “Ethnographers and Collaborators in the Voluntourism Encounter” In Special Issue: Participatory Research and Ethics in Mesoamerican Fieldwork. Walter E. Little and Martha Rees, eds. Annals of Anthropological Practice. 44(2): 180-185.

2019      Lawrence, Ted J., Richard C. Stedman, Stephen J. Morreale, and Sarah R. Taylor. Rethinking landscape conservation: linking globalized agriculture to changes to indigenous community-managed landscapes. Tropical Conservation Science. 12: 1-19.

2017    Taylor, Sarah R. Issues in measuring success in Community Based Indigenous Tourism: elites, kin groups, social capital, gender dynamics and income flows. Journal of Sustainable Tourism. DOI: 10.1080/09669582.2016.1217871

2014    Taylor, Sarah R. Maya Cosmopolitans: Engaging Tactics and Strategies in the Performance of Tourism. Identities: Global Studies in Culture and Power. 21(2):219-232.

2008    Loewe, Ron and Sarah Taylor. Neoliberal Modernization at the Mexican Periphery: Gender, Generation and the Construction of a New, Flexible Work Force. Urban Anthropology Studies. 37(3-4):357-392.  

Visual Anthropology Projects

2016    Dirty Paws—20 minutes; Director, ethnographer, and co-writer. Produced in association with the Sedgewick County Continuum of Care Homelessness Coalition and funded by the Kansas Humanities Council.

2013    Mayapán: Urban Life at the Last Maya Capital — 33 minutes; Director and writer. Produced in association with the University at Albany, SUNY, the Institute for Mesoamerica Studies, and the Economic Foundations of Mayapán Project (PEMY)           

2008    Gracias a los Gringos —20 minutes; Director, ethnographer, and writer    

Other

2012    Service Learning. Anthropology News. Washington D.C.: AAA. May, 2012.

2011    Arrivals, perceived and otherwise. Anthropologies, Issue 2: Anthropologies of

            http://www.anthropologiesproject.org/2011/04/arrivals-perceived-and-actual.html.

Teaching:

ANT 100: Introduction to Cultural Anthropology

ANT 334: Mesoamerica, Past and Present

ANT 390: Applied Anthropology

ANT 455/555: People. Culture, and Environment

ANT 490: Anthropology Proseminar