Sara Friedman « Faculty
Associate Professor, EALC
Associate Professor, Anthropology and Gender Studies
Student Building 158
- Ph.D. in Anthropology, Cornell University, 2000
- M.A. in Anthropology, Cornell Univeristy
- B.A. in East Asian Studies, Yale University
- marriage and the state
- socialism and post-socialism
- gender and sexuality
- reproductive politics
- media and representation
- language politics
Courses Recently Taught
- GNDR G215 Cross-Cultural Gender Formations
- GNDR G402/601, ANTH E400/600, EALC 350/505 Engendering Asia s Economic Miracles : Rethinking Gender, Labor, and Globalization
- ANTH E300 China Through Anthropological Eyes
- ANTH E400 The Politics of Marriage
- ANTH E400/600 The Anthropology of Citizenship
- ANTH E600 Power, Subjectivity, and the State
- ANTH E606 Research Methods in Cultural Anthropology
Awards and Distinctions
- Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars Residential Fellowship, Spring 2010
- National Science Foundation Senior Research Grant, 2006-09
- Wenner-Gren Foundation for Anthropological Research, Individual Research Grant , 2007-08
- Chiang Ching-Kuo Foundation for International Scholarly Exchange, Junior Scholar Grant, 2007-08
- Indiana University Outstanding Junior Faculty Award, 2007
- “The Ties that Bind: Female Homosociality and the Production of Intimacy in Rural China.” In Chinese Kinship: Contemporary Anthropological Perspectives, eds. Susanne Brandtstädter and Gonçalo Duro dos Santos. Routledge, 2008.
- Intimate Politics: Marriage, the Market, and State Power in Southeastern China. Cambridge, MA: Harvard University Asia Center, Harvard University Press, 2006.
- “Watching Twin Bracelets in China: The Role of Spectatorship and Identification in an Ethnographic Analysis of Film Reception.” Cultural Anthropology 21:4 (2006), pp. 603-632.
- “The Intimacy of State Power: Marriage, Liberation, and Socialist
Subjects in Southeastern China.” American Ethnologist 32:2 (2005), pp. 312-327
- Embodying Civility: Civilizing Processes and Symbolic Citizenship in Southeastern China. The Journal of Asian Studies 63:3(2004), pp. 687-718.