Staff Directory


Sarah England, PhD

Associate Dean of Students

Associate Professor of Anthropology

Title IX and Section 504 Deputy Coordinator for Students

Phone: 949-480-4051

Fax: 949-480-4261


Academic Administration - Undergraduate Program Staff

Faculty - Full-Time


  • Ph.D., University of California Davis, 2000
  • M.A., University of California Davis, 1995
  • B.A., University of Texas Austin, 1990

Positions Held

  • At SUA since 2002
  • 2001 - 2002, Faculty Fellow, Department of Anthropology, University of California Davis
  • 1998 - 2002, Lecturer Departments of Anthropology and Human and Community Development, University of California Davis

Research Interests

  • Social Justice Issues in Central America
  • Gender Violence in Guatemala
  • Gender and Sexuality in Latin America
  • Transnational Migration of Central Americans to the United States
  • Detention and Deportation Regime
  • Racial Ideologies and Race Mixture in Latin America and the Caribbean

Selected Papers, Publications & Lectures

  • Afro-Hondurans in New York City: Garifuna Tales of Transnational Movements in Racialized Space, University Press of Florida, 2006
  • 2014 “Protecting a Woman’s Honor or Protecting her Sexual Freedom? Challenging the Guatemalan Patriarchal State through reforms to Sexual Violence Legislation.”  Latin American Perspectives, vol. 41 (1).
  • 2013 “Hombres contra la Violencia de Género: Replanteando la Masculinidad en Guatemala.” Anuario de Estudios Centroamericanos, Volume 39, University of Costa Rica.
  • 2010 Afro-Hondurans in the Chocolate City: Garifuna, Katrina, and the Advantages of Racial Invisibility in the Nuevo New Orleans. In The Journal of Latino-Latin American Studies 3(4):31-55.
  • 2010 Mixed and Multiracial in Trinidad and Honduras: Rethinking Mixed-Race Identities in Latin America and the Caribbean. In Ethnic and Racial Studies 32(2).
  • 2008 Reading the Dougla Body: Mixed-Race, Post-Race, and other Narratives of what it Means to be Mixed in Trinidad. Latin American and Caribbean Ethnic Studies 3(1).
  • 2004 "Auténtica cultura africana en Honduras? Los afro-centroamericanos desafían el mestizaje indo-hispánico hondureño,"  Memorias del mestizaje. Charles Hale, Dario Euraque, and Jeffrey Gould, eds. CIRMA: Antigua, Guatemala.
  • 1999 "Negotiating Race and Place in the Garifuna Diaspora: Identity Formation and Transnational Grassroots Politics in New York City and Honduras," Identities: Global Studies in Culture and Power 6(1).
  • 1998 "Gender Ideologies and Domestic Structures in the Transnational Space of the Garifuna Diaspora," (book chapter) Diasporic Identity: Selected Papers in Refugee and Immigrant Issues Vol. 6, Carol Mortland, ed. American Anthropological Association Committee on Refugee and Immigrants (CORI).

Courses Taught at SUA

  • Introduction to Cultural Anthropology
  • Indigenous Peoples of Latin America
  • Race and Ethnicity
  • Gender and Sexuality in Cross-Cultural Perspective
  • Latin American Migration to the US
  • Inequalities, Repression, and Resistance in Central America
  • Human Rights in Guatemala
  • Violence and Oppression in Latin America

Selected Honors & Awards

  • American Sociological Association, International Migration Section, Honorable Mention for best Graduate Student Paper, August 2000
  • University of California, Davis, President’s Dissertation-Year Fellowship, 1998-1999
  • University of California, Davis, Humanities Institute Presidential Pre-doctoral Fellowship, 1991-1997
  • 1991-97 National Science Foundation, Honorable Mention, 1991
  • University of Texas at Austin, Special Honors in Anthropology, 1990
  • University of Texas at Austin, College Scholar, 1990
  • University of Texas at Austin, Eva Stevenson Woods Endowed Presidential Scholarship, 1990