Sarah Whitt

Sarah Whitt, global and international studies assistant professor, brings together Native American and Indigenous studies, settler colonial studies and the history of race, gender and medicine in the early 1900s to examine histories of American Indian institutionalization in the U.S.

A tribal citizen of the Choctaw Nation of Oklahoma, she is currently working on a book – Bad Medicine – that examines experiences of American Indian students in facilities such as the Carlisle Indian School in Pennsylvania.

Whitt earned her master’s and Ph.D. at UC Berkeley, along with a graduate certificate in sexuality studies. She spent the last year as a UC President's Postdoctoral Fellow at UC Riverside pursuing research.

She’s excited to join UCI with its diverse student population and breadth of subject areas studies, and specifically the Department of Global and International Studies where she’ll be developing courses and seminars that focus on using archival research as a window to the past.



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