Pre/Postdoctoral Fellowship

Sarah Fouts, Postdoctoral Fellow Latin American and Latino Studies Program (Fall 2017-Spring 2018)

Williams Hall, Room 228 
31 Williams Drive
Lehigh University
Bethlehem, Pennsylvania 18015

Originally from Kentucky, Sarah Fouts has a PhD in Latin American Studies from Tulane University and an M.S. in Urban Studies/Applied Anthroplogy from the University of New Orleans. Her research interests include community-engagement, Latinx immigration, political economy, transnationalism, informal economies, Honduras, and foodways. Fouts’ ethnographic dissertation, Tacos, Gumbo, and Work: The Politics of Food and the Valorization of Labor, analyzes the transnational experiences of undocumented Honduran and Mexican food vendors and their integration processes into post-Katrina New Orleans. She has taught classes in Latin American Studies, oral history methods, foodways, and migration. Fouts is currently a research fellow with the National Food and Beverage Museum where she teamed up with undergraduate students to curate two exhibits: Banh Mi to Baleadas: The Shifting Foodways in New Orleans Restaurants (2015) and New Orleans con Sabor Latino (2017). From 2016-2017, Fouts worked with the Southern Foodways Alliance’s documentary project, El Sur Latino. Her research has been featured in NPR’s The Salt, Gravy, and the WYES documentary, Latino Cuisine in New Orleans. Her academic work is published in the Journal of Southern History and Race, Gender, and Class. Fouts served as a Peace Corps volunteer in Paraguay from 2005-2008 and speaks Spanish and Guarani.

Sarah Fouts CV




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