Sarah E. Vaughn’s primary field is the critical study of climate change. She received her B.A. in 2006 from Cornell University, majoring as a College Scholar with a focus in Anthropology, Sociology, and Inequality Studies. She was awarded a Ph.D. in 2013 from the Department of Anthropology, Columbia University. She has engaged climate change through both ethnographic and archival research of the geotechnical engineering sciences, flooding, sea defense, and at the intersection of artisanal mining and forest mapping. At stake is the way climate change generates problem spaces and claims to expertise.
Research Expertise and Interest
cultural anthropology, post-colonial science, environment, climate change, vulnerability, critical theories of race and racialization, theories of liberalism, Caribbean, Latin America