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
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.


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