Sara Sarzynski

Sarah Sarzynski, Ph.D.

Associate Professor of History

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

Sara Sarzynski
(909) 607-1243
(909) 621-8419
Kravis Center 215

Office Hours

Tuesday, 12-2 p.m.
  • Awards and Affiliations
  • Research and Publications
  • 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

  • “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.