Sarah Sarzynski, Ph.D.

Areas of Expertise

Modern Latin America, Brazil, Visual Culture, Gender and Sexuality, Popular Culture and Film Studies, Memory, Cold War, Race and Ethnicity

Selected Research and Publications

  • “Documenting the Social Reality of Brazil: Roberto Rossellini, the Paraíban Documentary School and the Cinemanovistas.” In Global Neorealism, 1930-1970. The Transnational History of a Film Style, eds. Saverio Giovacchini and Robert Sklar. University Press of Mississippi, 2011.
  • “The Popular, the Political and the Ugly: Brazilian Nordesterns in a Comparative Cold War Context, 1960 – 1976.” In Rethinking Third Cinema: The Role of Anti-Colonial Media and Aesthetics in Postmodernity, eds. Frieda Ekotto and Adeline Koh. Berlin: LIT-Verlag, 2009.
  • Luca Fanelli and Sarah Sarzynski,“The Concept of Sem-Terra and the Peasantry in Brazil,” The Journal of Developing Societies 19: 2-3 (September 2003): 334-364.

Selected Awards and Affiliations

  • Title VI Conference/Workshop Grant for “Feminist Constellations: Intercultural Paradigms in the Americas” (Spring 2013). New York University and Columbia University
  • Center for Latin American and Caribbean Studies Faculty Research Grant, New York University. “Visual Culture of the Amazon.” Manaus, Brazil, 2011
  • Faculty Development Grant for Summer Research, Mount Holyoke College. “Jorge Bodanzky’s Celluloid Jungle.” São Paulo, Brazil, 2009
  • Department of History, University of Maryland Dissertation Writing Award, 2006-2007
  • Fulbright-Hays Doctoral Dissertation Research Abroad Fellowship Dissertation research conducted in Pernambuco, Paraíba, Rio de Janeiro, and São Paulo, Brazil. December 2004 - December 2005

Sarah Sarzynski, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor

Department: History
Office Hours:
  Tuesday, 12:00PM - 02:00PM
Phone: (909) 607-1243
Fax: (909) 621-8419
Address: Kravis Center 215
Curriculum Vitae: CV

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