Roger Thayer Stone Center For Latin American Studies

Tulane University

Sarah Fouts

Ph.D. Alumna

Originally from Kentucky, Sarah Fouts earned her B.A. in History and Spanish from Centre College in 2003. After graduating from Centre College, Sarah served for almost four years in the Peace Corps in Paraguay as both a volunteer and volunteer coordinator. Upon her return from South America, Sarah worked with migrant workers as a bilingual liaison at a small non-profit in Kentucky. Since March 2011, Sarah has served as a volunteer and intern for the New Orleans Workers‘€™ Center for Racial Justice working specifically with the Congress of Day Laborers. In 2012, upon completion of her thesis entitled ‘€œFrom Pupusas to Chimichangas: Exploring the Ways in which Food Contributes to the Creation of a Pan-Latino Identity,‘€ Sarah received her M.S. from the University of New Orleans in Urban Studies focusing on Applied Anthropology. While at UNO, Sarah worked as a graduate assistant in the Anthropology and Geography Departments. Her research at the Stone Center focused on migrant workers, immigration in the southeastern United States, foodways, day laborers, civic participation, and globalization. Sarah speaks English, Spanish, and Guaraní. Upon graduating with her Ph.D. in May 2017, Sarah was awarded a one-year Post-Doctoral Fellowship in Latin American and Latino Studies at Lehigh University. Currently, Sarah is an Assistant Professor in American Studies at the University of Maryland, Baltimore County (UMBC). For more information on Sarah’s research and scholarly interests, please visit her website.