Sarah LeBaron von Baeyer
Sarah LeBaron von Baeyer completed her PhD in sociocultural anthropology at Yale University in 2015. Her research focuses on the experiences of different generations of Japanese-Brazilian labor migrants moving between Japan and Brazil over the last three decades. She has also worked as an applied anthropologist, and has recently completed a project on education and technology use among Syrian refugee children in Jordan.
Japan: Culture, Society, Modernity
Introduction to Japanese society and culture. The historical development of Japanese society; family, work, and education in contemporary Japan; Japanese aesthetics; and psychological, sociological, and cultural interpretations of Japanese behavior.
Transnational Migration and East Asia
Exploration of key anthropological and sociological approaches to transnational migration to/from East Asia in the current era of intensified globalization. Consideration of: migration within, and to East Asia, including labor migration to South Korea and African Pentecostal migration to China; ethnic communities in Japan such as the Koreans and recent migrant arrivals such as the Filipinos, Nepalese, and Brazilians; and current global migrations from/out of East Asia, including Chinese migrants in both South Africa and Brazil and Koreans in the United States.