Sarah Sarzynski

Sarah Sarzynski, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor

Office Hours
Tuesday, 12-2 p.m.

(909) 607-1243

(909) 621-8419

Kravis Center 215

Curriculum Vitae

Areas of Expertise

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

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