Sarah LeBaron von Baeyer

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Lecturer in East Asian Studies (August 2016 - June 2019)
Areas of interest : 
Transnational Migration and Mobility; Race and Ethnicity; Minorities in Japan
Region: 
Japan, Transregional

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.

Courses

ANTH 254

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.

Term: Fall 2018
Day/Time: T,Th 1:00 PM - 2:15 PM
ANTH 304

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.

Term: Spring 2019
Day/Time: T 1:30 PM - 3:20 PM