Study Abroad: Guatemala Faculty

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Dr. Sarah Taylor Dr. Taylor is a cultural anthropologist whose research examines the ways that indigenous communities adapt to a tourism economy in Yucatan and Guatemala. She graduated with her Ph.D. in Anthropology from University at Albany, SUNY in 2012 and has been teaching full time since then in Tennessee, Kansas, and California. The constant has been her research with an indigenous community in rural Yucatan, Mexico since 2004. Experience is a key element in entrusting students to a program director. Experienced directors are able to foresee most problems that might arise, have developed techniques to deal with emergencies, and know how to prepare students for emergencies and crises. Dr. Taylor has been travelling and conducting research in Mesoamerica since 2004 and has experience navigating both large urban areas and small rural communities. In addition to her own, individual travel and research, she has worked with more than 60 students in the field in Yucatan and Guatemala as participants in study abroad courses, field schools, and as research assistants since 2012.