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Sarah LeBaron von Baeyer
Sarah LeBaron von Baeyer received her Ph. D. in sociocultural anthropology from Yale University and a B.A. in East Asian Studies from Oberlin College. Her multi-sited research explores experiences of ethnicity, gender, and class among different generations of Japanese-Brazilian labor migrants moving between Japan and Brazil over the last three decades. Specifically, she looks at the role of schools, family, workplaces, and religious institutions in shaping identity and transmigrant lifeways across national borders. She is currently working on a book manuscript based on her doctoral dissertation titled “National Worlds, Transnational Lives: Nikkei-Brazilian Migrants in and of Japan and Brazil.”
LeBaron von Baeyer’s teaching focuses on contemporary Japanese society and culture, transnational migration, global cities, the construction of minorities and majorities, and anthropological field methods and theory. She has also worked as an applied anthropologist and consultant for ReD Associates, a strategy consulting firm that draws from the social sciences and humanities. In that position, she was involved in designing and implementing research on projects ranging from education and technology use among Syrian refugee children in Jordan to fandom in American sports.