Department of Ethnic Studies - College of Letters and Science - University of California, Berkeley

People / Graduate Students


Sarah Whitt

Native American Studies, Race and Representation, Cultural Imaginaries, Gender and Women's Studies

Bio & Research Interests

Sarah is a PhD student in Ethnic Studies. Her work is deeply concerned with the fraught relationship between popular, media-driven misrepresentations of Native American identity within the American imaginary at the turn of the twentieth century, and the ways in which these erroneous depictions inflect the tenor of the master historical narrative and undermine Native claims to sovereignty and cultural integrity. She received a BA with High Distinction from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln in Women's and Gender Studies. She is a recipient of the UC Berkeley Chancellor's Fellowship, and currently serves as course instructor for Native American Studies Reading and Composition, which is an undergraduate introductory course to Native American literature, thought, and representation. She is a proud member of the Choctaw Nation of Oklahoma.


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