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Sarah Hautzinger

Professor

Sarah Hautzinger is a ethnographer and political anthropologist broadly concerned with power, difference, and in/equality. Her research emphasizes feminist approaches to gender, along with the institutional processes related to violence at transnational, state, and interpersonal levels. With a long-time interest in African-descended populations in Latin America and the Caribbean and Brazil in particular, she has also developed a number of research projects in the Rocky Mountain West, all in collaboration with students. Born and largely raised in Colorado and passionately committed to community-based work, there is nowhere on earth she would rather teach that at Colorado College.

 

Major Interests

  • Sociocultural anthropology
  • Gender and feminist anthropology
  • Brazil, the Caribbean and Latin America
  • African Diaspora in the New World
  • Urban anthropology
  • Power, politics and violence
  • Police and military organizations

Websites and Podcasts

Publications

Sarah’s book Violence in the City of Women: Police and Batterers in Bahia, Brazil (University of California Press, 2007) portrays an all-women police station created to address violence against women. More recently, she coauthored the book Beyond Post-Traumatic Stress: Homefront Struggles with the Wars on Terror*(with Jean Scandlyn; Left Coast Press, 2014) about soldier and civilian “cross-cultural” relations between Fort Carson and Colorado Springs, focused on efforts to reintegrate soldiers returning from multiple deployments in Iraq and Afghanistan; over twenty CC student researchers collaborated across the course of this project.

*(Order Beyond PTSD online from Left Coast Press using discount code L0314 and receive a 20% discount on all books)

Regular Classes

  • AN102: Cultural Anthropology - Syllabus
  • AN236: Peoples of Latin America
  • AN237: Blacks in the Caribbean and Latin America - Syllabus
  • AN238: Gender and Class in Latin America - Syllabus
  • AN239: Women, Men, and "Others": Gender Cross-Culturally
  • AN315: Advanced Integrative Seminar: Anthropological Perspectives on Violence - Syllabus
  • AN326: Religion and Ritual - Syllabus - Fieldwork Website
  • AN375: Peoples on the Move: Nomads, Migrants, Sojourners, and Settlers
  • AN376: Culture and Power: Political Anthropology
  • AN377: Living in the Material World I: Economic Anthropology - Syllabus
  • AN378: Living in the Material World II: Colorado Livelihoods

Click here for more information about Sarah's Community-Based Teaching and Research Courses.

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Education

    • B.A. Reed College, 1986
    • M.A. Johns Hopkins University, 1992
    • Ph. D. Johns Hopkins University, 1998

    See Sarah's CV here.