Sarah Taylor

Sociocultural Anthropologist


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217 Neff Hall
(316) 978-7194

Ph.D., 2012, University of Albany, SUNY

Area of study/interests

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

Selected Publications

  • On Being Maya and Getting By: Heritage and Eco-system Politics in a Yucatan Town. (Manuscript submitted to University Press of Colorado, September 2012)
  • Maya Cosmopolitans: Engaging Tactics and Strategies in the Performance of Tourism. Identities: Global Studies in Culture and Power. (Submitted October 2011, accepted February 2012).
  • Loewe, Ron and Sarah Taylor; 2008 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..
  • 2005 Basic Concepts and Techniques of Rapid Appraisal, by James Beebe. Human Organization, 1995. Vol. 54(1):42-51. Public Anthropology Journal Archive Project Summary. .
  • 2005 Solidarity and Agency: Rethinking Community Development, by Jnanabrata Bhattacharyya, Human Organization, 1995. Vol.54 (1):60-69. Public Anthropology Journal Archive Project Summary.

Professional Memberships

  • Society for Latin American and Caribbean Anthropology
  • American Anthropological Association
  • Society for Applied Anthropology
  • American Association of University Women