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AcademicsSara Young - Social Science Fellow

Sara Young is Marlboro’s Social Science Fellow for 2007-08.  She is completing her doctoral work in Education in the University of Massachusetts – Amherst’s Language, Literacy, and Culture Program, where her ethnographic research focuses on high school students’ use of critical literacy to advocate for social justice in their school.  Although Sara’s degree is in Education, she has a strong teaching and research background in the social sciences, with teaching experience in K-12 and college classrooms.

Sara also has extensive multicultural experience, including a Bachelor’s degree in International Studies, and experience teaching, learning, and traveling in 34 countries, among them China, Chile, and Thailand.  She hopes to help Marlboro students examine the nature of intergroup relations in U. S. society from different perspectives in order to shed light on the causes and complex dynamics of racism, classism, sexism, and other forms of discrimination and inter-group conflict.   She notes that she is a student-centered teacher who runs a democratic classroom.

B. A. I., School for International Training, 1996; M. S. T., New School for Social Research, 1999; advanced graduate study, University of Massachusetts, Amherst

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